Sanath Jayasuriya charged for breaching ICC anti-corruption code

The former Sri Lankan batsman has been given 14 days to respond to the charges laid down by the ICC.

Sanath Jayasuriya | Getty

Former Sri Lanka batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for breaching the ICC anti-corruption code for violation of two important rules laid down by the game's world governing body. 

Jayasuriya, who scored 6,973 runs at 40.07 across 110 Tests and 13,430 of them from 445 ODI games at the highest level, has been given 14 days from 15 October 2018 to respond to the charge by International Cricket Council. 

The ex-chief of the national selection committee of Sri Lanka Cricket(SLC) was found offender of the law under Article 2.4.6, which reads, "Failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including failure to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU as part of such investigation"

And, also made violation of Article 2.4.7 regarding "Obstructing or delaying any investigation that may be carried out by the ACU, including concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence or may lead to the discovery of evidence of corrupt conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code."

The media release also stated that "the ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage," before further investigations of the matter. 

(Inputs from ICC)


By Kashish Chadha - 15 Oct, 2018

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