Sanath Jayasuriya Banned for Breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code

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Sanath Jayasuriya Banned for Two Years on Breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code 

Sanath Jayasuriya Banned for Two Years on Breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code
Sanath Jayasuriya served as the chairman of selectors for Sri Lanka Cricket. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Veteran Sri Lanka National Cricket Team cricketer and former chairman of selectors for the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Sanath Jayasuriya has received a two-year ban following his admission on breaching the world cricket governing body ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Thus, the ICC proscribed southpaw from all cricketing activities for at least two years.

On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Jayasuriya with ‘two counts’ following his admission of his folly. Also, Jayasuriya has accepted the sanction from the ICC.

According to the latest ICC release, the 49-year-old Jayasuriya is found guilty for violating the provisions of Article 2.4.6 and Article 2.4.7 of the Dubai-based Board.

Moreover, according to the ACU, Jayasuriya has failed to cooperate the investigation under Article 2.4.6. The provision reveals that either failing or refusing to assist in helping or carrying the investigation would be dealt with the severe punishment.

“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 2.4.6 states.

On the other side, the Article 2.4.7 reflects on tampering with the evidence or causing a hindrance during the investigation would lead to the shady approach under the ACU Code.

“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,” Article 2.4.7 maintained.

ICC Anti-Corruption Code relies on ‘Amnesty’:

Alex Marshall ICC General Manager for ACU vehemently opposed the malpractice. He added the set guidelines had kept the gentleman’s game free from any sort of corruption.

Sanath Jayasuriya, ICC Anti-Corruption Code, Sri Lanka, Alex Marshall
Alex Marshall aims for a corruption-free spot. Photo Credit: ICC.

Also, Marshall has urged the partakers to follow the procedure.

“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,” Marshall said in ICC media release.

Marshall maintained the efforts owing to the amnesty has bore fruits. He believes it subsequently helped the investigation unit to tighten the noose. He revealed as many as eleven players have had provided the fresh information in a bid to expand the investigation.

By the recent revelations, Marshall reiterated Sri Lanka had drawn a clear picture to help in cleaning the spot from corruptors.

“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 it has resulted in some new investigations getting underway,” Marshall concluded.

In conclusion, Marshall has expressed gratitude to participants for the leads. He added the investigation is heading in the right direction.

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