ICC announces amnesty related to corrupt conduct in Sri Lanka cricket
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced an amnesty in Sri Lanka to the participants who haven’t reported any information related to corrupt conduct.
The corruption charges related to Sri Lanka cricket has been increasing day by day and in order to tackle that, ICC have announced an amnesty.
The amnesty is set to run between 16 to 31 and will include all participants pertaining to both the ICC and Sri Lankan Cricket Anti-Corruption codes. Under the ambit of these codes, domestic and international participants are required to report complete details of any approaches, incident or information with regard to corrupt conduct.
If the participants fail to divulge any such approaches or information, then they are likely to get banned or a maximum period of five years.
ICC released a statement on Wednesday –
“The amnesty, which will run from 16-31 January, will apply to all participants under both the ICC and Sri Lankan Cricket Anti-Corruption codes. Allowing retrospective reporting of alleged approaches to engage in corrupt conduct will assist in our ongoing and wide-ranging investigations, as well as enabling us to continue to develop a comprehensive picture of the situation there,” Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Anti-Corruption.
If any player or participant has any information concerning corrupt conduct they should come forward and share it with us now without fear of any repercussions. We would urge any participant with any information that may demonstrate corrupt conduct affecting cricket in Sri Lanka to come forward in the strictest of confidence”
Former cricketers Sanath Jayasuriya, Nuwan Zoysa and Dilhara Lokuhettige were either charged or suspended under the ICC anti-corruption code in 2018.