Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex- Sri Lanka Captain charged under ICC anti- Corruption code.
Sanath says he has acted with “integrity” after being charged with corruption. The International
Cricket Council charged Jayasuriya on Monday with two breaches of its anti-corruption code.
Jayasuriya responds to corruption charges
Sri Lankan player says the charges “do not contain allegations pertaining to match fixing,
pitch fixing or any other similar corrupt activity”.
“The charges alleget that I have not been cooperative and not assisted their investigations.”
The 49 year old has 14 days to respond to charges.
The charges by cricket’s governing body against Jayasuriya pertained to him refusing to hand over his
mobile phone to ICC authorities for “personal reasons”
He is accused of failing to co-operate with an investigation and concealing, tampering with or destroy evidence.
The charges related to “failure or refusal to cooperate with and obstructing or delaying any investigation
carried out by the ACU.
Earlier in the month, Alex Marshall general manager of the ICC anti-corruption unit revealed that a serious investigation was ongoing with regards to allegations of serious corruption in Sri Lanka cricket.
He was player of the Tournament as Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996.
Sanath Jayasuriya has been at the vanguard of Sri Lanka ascent as a cricketing power,
and his rise as a fear international batsman has coincide with Sri Lanka’s rise as a force to be reckon with in international cricket.
Name: Sanath Jayasuriya
DOB: Jun30, 1969
Role: All Rounder
Batting Style: left Handed Bat
Bowling Style: left-arm Orthodox