Recently, the International Cricket Council banned the former Sri Lanka all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya from all forms of cricket for 2 years. The ban was imposed after the legendary cricketer refused to co-operate with the investigations related to the corruption activities in the Sri Lanka board. Meanwhile, Mahela Jayawardene makes his voice on the ban.

The right-handed batsman Mahela Jayawardene feels that it was a sad day for Sri Lanka cricket to see one of their child being banned for 2 years. He also asked people to stay true and expose the corrupted persons in order to protect the next generation.

Digging into his tweet, it read ”Its a sad day for SL cricket to see one of their favourite sons getting a two-year suspension from @ICC. why not cooperate? If anyone loves the beautiful game in our country should expose the corrupted so we protect the next generation. #Values

Sanath Jayasuriya will return in 2021:

Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all forms of cricket for two years. He admitted two breaches of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code, the sport’s governing body announced on Tuesday.

Sanath Jayasuriya, ICC, Mahela Jayawardene
Sanath Jayasuriya (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

According to the detailed judgement uploaded by the ICC, Jayasuriya was asked to hand over his mobile devices. He was asked after ACU GM Alex Marshall was satisfied that information on the mobile devices belonging to him in the period between January 1, 2017, to 22 September 2017 “might be relevant to the investigation.”

When asked why he admitted to the charges of having destroyed the evidence as claimed by the ICC. He said: “I accepted the charges for the greater good and to protect the integrity of cricket”.

All in all, the truth is yet to be revealed. For now, the investigations will be closed, as Sanath Jayasuriya admitted that he committed the crime.  However, it is yet another new low for Sri Lankan Cricket in the recent past. Meanwhile, it would be interesting to see whether ICC considers Mahela Jayawardene’s plea.