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Jayasuriya charged under ICC anti-corruption code


Former Sri Lankan left-handed opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged International Cricket Council under the anti-corruption codes.

Jayasuriya charged under ICC anti-corruption code

International Cricket Council’s (ICC) has started some serious investigations in Sri Lanka since last week in search of serious allegations of corruption as some incidents happened in the country had made the ICC take this serious step.

During the investigation process by the anti-corruption unit of International Cricket Council, it is said to be some serious matters have been received by the unit in their investigations.

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A part of the investigation, former Sri Lankan cricketer and former chairman of Sri Lankan Cricket selection board Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged under two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Article 2.4.6 – 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.

Article 2.4.7 – 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.

Mr. Jayasuriya has 14 days from 15 October 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage.

The General Manager of Anti-Corruption unit  Alex Marshall said on this case, “We are currently in Sri Lanka as part of our ongoing investigations into serious allegations of corruption in cricket in the country.”

“The enquiries are continuing so it would not be appropriate to comment further, but I can confirm that we have, at their request, provided a detailed briefing to the Sri Lankan President, Prime Minister and Sports Minister,” he further said.

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