Dilhara Lokuhettige found guilty of three offenses

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige is found guilty of three offenses under the anti-corruption codes of the International Cricket Council.

Dilhara Lokuhettige

In 2019 November, former Sri Lankan cricketers Dilhara Lokuhettige was charged under the ICC Anti-Corruption Codes.  Now the cricketer is found guilty of all three charges after a hearing by an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal.

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The former cricketer exercised his right for a hearing before the final tribunal on him. Now after the hearing, the player will remain suspended and sanctions will be imposed on him in due time. He was also charged by ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board for breaching three counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants for the T10 League.

The three-member tribunal concluded the hearing and the player was found guilty unanimously. The former Sri Lankan cricketer is charged under the following ICC Anti-Corruption Codes:

Article 2.1.1 – for being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match.

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 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.

Dilhara Lokuhettige made his International debut in 2005. He played 9 ODI games and 2 T20I games for Sri Lanka. His last international appearance was in 2013, in an ODI game against India.



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