LONDON (Agencies) - In the wake of the allegations of match-fixing made by former captain Hashan Tillakaratne, Sri Lankan cricket officials will be watching the activities of their players closely during the ongoing England tour. Sri Lanka will play three Tests, five one-day internationals and a one-off Twenty20 game. The Sri Lankan team manager, Anura Tennekoon, said he will keep a close eye on the players and protect them if they come across any suspicious elements. "We have to protect the players from these stories from outside the team," Tennekoon was quoted as saying by The Guardian on Tuesday. "We have to be very careful about who the players talk to. I have already sat down and talked to them about not doing anything untoward. I will be watching them very closely." The steps taken by the management are seen as precautionary measures after Tillakaratne made startling revelations on the match-fixing menace, saying Sri Lankan cricketers are involved in match-fixing since 1991. The cricketer-turned-politician has even promised to reveal at an opportune time names of the players involved in it. Chief coach Stuart Law said his team will focus on playing good cricket throughout the tour rather than getting distracted by the off-field issues. "We don't want to discuss that (match-fixing allegations) now," Law said.