Cricket legend banned beneath ICC’s anti-corruption code

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Sri Lanka batting nice Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for 2 years after breaching two counts of the Worldwide Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code, the world governing physique mentioned on Tuesday.

The ICC mentioned the previous captain had refused to cooperate with any investigation performed by its anti-corruption unit (ACU) beneath Article 2.four.6 of the anti-corruption code.

It added that the 49-year-old had additionally been sanctioned for making an attempt to hide, destroy or tamper with proof that might be essential to anti-corruption investigation beneath Article 2.four.7 of the code. 

“This conviction beneath the code demonstrates the significance of members in cricket cooperating with investigations,” ICC Normal Supervisor Alex Marshall mentioned.

“Compelling members to cooperate beneath the code is a crucial weapon in our efforts to rid our sport of corruptors.”

Jayasuriya performed 110 exams, scoring 6,973 runs with 14 tons of earlier than his retirement from check cricket in 2007.

Nevertheless it was within the shorter type of the sport that he stamped his identify on cricket. 

In a formidable opening partnership with wicketkeeper-batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana, Jayasuriya was a key member of Sri Lanka’s breakthrough 50-over World Cup triumph in 1996.

In all, Jayasuriya scored 13,428 runs in 444 one-day internationals.

In January, the ICC granted Sri Lankan cricketers a 15-day amnesty to report beforehand undisclosed data referring to corruption within the sport.

“I’m very grateful to those that participated within the amnesty and because of the data shared we now have a a lot clearer image of the scenario in Sri Lanka and our investigations are persevering with,” Marshall added.

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