ICC hands legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya a two year ban from all cricket after he admitted breaching two counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
BREAKING: Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for two years after admitting breaching two counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.https://t.co/6VdTP6I2jL
— ICC (@ICC) February 26, 2019
Sanath Jayasuriya, had a tough 2018, he was earlier been accused of smuggling betel nuts to the neighbouring country of India. Reportedly, in Nagpur, the Director of Revenue Intelligence seized the article worth crores of Rupees.
The Sri Lankan Government has been informed about the incident. Sanath Jayasuriya along with another two involved cricketers are being taken to Mumbai for questioning.
Sanath Jayasuriya was the pioneer of Sri Lankan’s success in the 1996 World Cup. He has been throughout his career more than a decent contributor to Cricket Sri Lanka. Jayasuriya has 445 ODI matches to his name which is the 3rd most for any cricketer. He is also one of the few batsmen to have more than 10,000 runs to their name.
In October 2018, The International Cricket Council (ICC) had first charged former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya with two counts of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code.
The charges relate to failure or refusal to cooperate with an ACU investigation and obstructing or delaying an investigation, including concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information which may be relevant, a statement said.
Jayasuriya was given 14 days starting October 15 to respond to the charges.
The ICC statement had further said that the global cricket body won’t make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage.