Sri Lanka bowling coach charged with breaching ICC’s anti-corruption code

first_imgSri Lankan bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was charged of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.Zoysa was charged with breaking the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code on three occasions following which ICC took the step. The charges that ICC has levied on Zoysa are as follows:1. Article 2.1.1 – being party to an effort to fix or contrive or to otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect of an International match.2. Article 2.1.4 – directly soliciting, inducing, enticing or encouraging a player to breach Code Article 2.1.1.3. Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.ICC, in its media release, said that Zoysa has 14 days to the respond to the charge, starting from November 1, 2018.Earlier this month, legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya was charged with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Jayasuriya, one of the heroes of Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup triumph and a former chairman of selectors had been charged with:1. 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.2. 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.advertisementJayasuriya had also been given 14 days to respond, starting October 15.Jayasuriya had come out and said that he had always conducted himself “with integrity and transparency with matters concerning the sport”.”I am under advise to state that the above charges do not contain any allegations pertaining to match fixing, pitch fixing or any other similar corrupt activity,” Jayasuriya said.last_img

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