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Sanath Jayasuriya gets two years ban for breaching ICC anti-corruption code


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Sanath Jayasuriya, former chief selector of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), has been banned from all forms of cricket for two years for breaching two counts of the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption code.
The conviction of Jayasuriya is the latest part of a much broader ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) investigation into corruption in cricket in Sri Lanka. The ACU recently held an amnesty in relation to Sri Lankan Cricket resulting in 11 players and other participants coming forward with new information.
Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager - ACU said, "This conviction under the Code demonstrates the importance of participants in cricket cooperating with investigations. Compelling participants to cooperate under the Code is a vital weapon in our efforts to rid our sport of corruptors. These rules are essential to maintain the integrity of our sport."
"The amnesty has worked very well and has delivered significant new and important intelligence. This new information has assisted a number of our ongoing investigations and has resulted in some new investigations getting underway," said Marshel.
"I am very grateful to those who participated in the amnesty and as a result of the information shared we now have a much clearer picture of the situation in Sri Lanka and our investigations are continuing," Marshel added.
The former cricketer admitted to being in breach of the Article 2.4.6 which is related to failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by ACU, including failure to provide accurate and complete information and/or documentation requested by the ACU as part of such investigation.
Jayasuriya also violated Article 2.4.7 of the ICC anti-corruption code which is related to 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.

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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 6:42 PM IST

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