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Avishka Gunawardene ‘should seek’ compensation, says his lawyer

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Avishka Gunawardene, who has been ‘cleared’ by the ICC (International Cricket Council) should get the compensation for the period he was banned, according to his lawyer in the Court of Appeal, Chrismal Warnasuriya.

Avishka Gunawardene 'should seek' compensation, says his lawyer

Speaking exclusively over the telephone from Colombo on Monday evening, the lawyer said, “Avishka should be compensated for a valid reason. If he has not been found guilty but suffered due to the loss of his job which he was doing for a living should be repaid.”

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Avishka had been suspended from participating in cricket coaching since 9th May 2019 whilst the investigation and tribunal proceeded.

Avishka Gunawardene, who acted on behalf of the ECB (Emirates Cricket Board) had been charged by the following Anti-Corruption codes:

Article 2.1.4 – Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1.

Article 2.4.5 – Failing to disclose to the ACU (without unnecessary delay) full details of any incident, fact, or matter that comes to the attention of a Participant that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code by another Participant.

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