Former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all the cricketing activity for a period of two years, ICC confirmed in their media release. Jayasuriya has admitted for breaching two counts of the Anit Corruption Code. The former combative southpaw opener has accepted the sanction of two years.
Sanath Jayasuriya also served as the chairman of selectors in Sri Lanka cricket. Jayasuriya violated two provisions of the ICC code of conduct. The former left-handed conviction is the latest part of the ICC anti-corruption code.
The two articles state the following
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.
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
Jayasuriya has accepted his sanctions.
Sanath Jayasuriya didn’t cooperative in the investigation, which has led to his ban. ICC General Manager Alex Marshal confirmed that these rules are crucial in maintaining the integrity of the sport.
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 maintaining the integrity of our sport.
ICC recently held an amnesty in relation to Sri Lankan cricket in which eleven players come up 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.
Meanwhile, Sanath Jayasuriya had served as a national selector. However, he was in controversy regarding the corruption charges which led to the ban.
On the other hand, former Sri Lanka batsman Jayasuriya played 11o Test matches and 445 ODIs for his team. He scored 6973 Test runs whereas he amassed 13430 runs in the ODI format. The left-arm spinner also went on to scalp 323 wickets in 445 matches.