Nuwan Zoysa charged under ICC Anti-Corruption code

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by Champika Fernando

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged  Sri Lankan fast bowling coach and a former seamer Nuwan Zoysa with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti Corruption Code. Zoysa has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect.  

He has been charged for 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 (Article 2.1.1), directly soliciting, inducing, enticing or encouraging a player to breach Code Article 2.1.1 and 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.

Zoysa was questioned by ICC Anti-Corruption officials in Colombo where he was engaged in a practice session.

He becomes the second Sri Lankan high profile crickter to be charged under the ICC's Anti-Corruption Code. Two weeks ago, Sri Lankan great Sanath Jayasuriya was charged for his “failure or refusal to co-operate” with an ongoing ICC investigation into alleged match-fixing in the country, as well as “concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant”. Jayasuriya has denied any wrong doing and had responded to the ICC through his lawyers.

Zoysa has 14 days from 1 November 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage.

Alex Marshall, the ICC’s anti-corruption chief and former British chief constable, was in Sri Lanka last month along with members of his team in order to gather evidence. They also met Sri Lanka's government top ranks to brief them on the ongoig investigation. 

  Comments - 3

  • Cobra Thursday, 01 November 2018 07:05 AM

    ICC is on a witch hunt of old, aging and retired cricketers of the Sub Continent (except perhaps India with whom they'd not mess around) but draws the line when it comes to other nations. So if they find Nuwan guilty, are they going to ban the guy from the game or destine him to play 'kaduruball' cricket on the beach with his kids?????

    Sammy Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:35 PM

    Do not be prejudiced just because he is a Sri Lankan. So many issues have been swept under the carpet by the corrupt SLC. The other cricket Boards like BCCI, PCB have themselves investigated

    Crickey Monday, 05 November 2018 09:38 AM

    What about asking the ICC to investigate our politicians too.How many do you reckon will be left in the parliament(Team).50/226 if we are lucky???

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