Sanath Jayasuriya banned from all cricket for 2 years

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Former Sri Lanka Cricket Chair of Selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for two years after admitting breaching two counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, the ICC said in a statement today.

The ICC said that Mr Jayasuriya, admitted to being in breach of the following provisions of the Code.

Article 2.4.6 – Failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including failure to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU as part of such investigation.

Article 2.4.7 – 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.

As a result of the admissions, he has accepted a sanction of a two-year period of ineligibility.

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 conviction of Mr Jayasuriya is the latest part of a much broader ICC ACU investigation into corruption in cricket in Sri Lanka. The ACU recently held an amnesty in relation to Sri Lankan Cricket resulting in eleven players and other participants coming forward with new information.

Marshall added: “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.

“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.

Sanath Jayasuriya banned from all cricket for two years for not cooperating

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  • Sunil Tuesday, 26 February 2019 07:35 PM

    Al Jazeera TV news today 25.02.19 - quote - Most corrupted cricket playing country SL. Where to put the face now....still bookies are in control..Good luck.

    sigiriya Tuesday, 26 February 2019 07:39 PM

    Sanath says he admitted to the charges, but ............. Why do Politicians always make such double sided statements?

    Siri Herath Tuesday, 26 February 2019 07:44 PM

    As the scale shifts from pitiful humble beginnings to batting greatness, so does the other scale going south from simplicity and modesty to arrogance unlimited. There are organizations and people(outside SL of course!) who rule by the letter of the law irrespective of stature, records or pomposity.

    Vipin B Tuesday, 26 February 2019 07:45 PM

    Well, Sanath is not the only one. I will bet my bottom dollar Sangakkara is also a one. 2011 cricket world cup final has abundant evidence for this (please watch the full match and see) which Arjuna repeatedly requested to investigate. In any case, while admitting SL is arguably the most corrupt, the other teams also need to be investigated.

    ireddyu Wednesday, 27 February 2019 04:37 AM

    This publication must not publish kind of accusations thrown at individual without due facts. Vipin B - if you can list the facts, I am happy to listen.. I am not a fan of Sangakkara.

    Dallas Wednesday, 27 February 2019 07:11 AM

    Even Arjuna was implicated in match fixing allegations in early 1990s. Everything Arjuna says is not the truth.Look at his behavior and how revengeful he is.I have watched 2011 final many times.What are the things you point out in the video which relates to match fixing

    Adwani Wednesday, 27 February 2019 07:26 AM

    For you kind information, 2011 match was to present a gilft to our Indian step brothers for helping us to crush LTTE.

    Mohammed Wednesday, 27 February 2019 08:09 AM

    Yes, Sngakkara is no better as he is always after money and publicity Good point Vipin B. These guy needs to be exposed too.

    Dinesh Tuesday, 26 February 2019 07:46 PM

    Failure or refusal, without compelling justification, obstructing or delaying any investigation - all signs of being guilty...!

    yaka mahathaya Tuesday, 26 February 2019 07:47 PM

    The excess number of Pirith Nool reflects his guilt

    Devalei Kudda Wednesday, 27 February 2019 04:06 AM

    There are others also involved including high profile politicians and bookie pala's. Sanath is a small fry.

    HP Wednesday, 27 February 2019 04:10 AM

    Hero to Zero What a come down to a world Celebrity Sportsman. Good lesson to the current players and Administrators

    Sam Wednesday, 27 February 2019 05:15 AM

    Should have been bad for life.

    James Banda Wednesday, 27 February 2019 06:14 AM

    Who was he trying to protect

    SN Wednesday, 27 February 2019 06:38 AM

    Gosh unbelievable. If he has not been bribed, why should he be banned?

    SAM Wednesday, 27 February 2019 06:42 AM

    Now why could'nt we have local judges without having foreign rulings?

    SL Wednesday, 27 February 2019 07:19 AM

    Clean the cricket.after 96 so many people with financial interest came in to SLC and spoiled it.Very sad to see Sanath's involvement .Protect youngsters from their Managers!

    Andrew. S Wednesday, 27 February 2019 08:40 AM

    Sanath was a honoest man with integrity and he lost all that after joining mister MR. and his followers. Now country and cricket has a black mark.

    dulan Wednesday, 27 February 2019 09:40 AM

    Pirith Nools has not helped him


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