Ex-Sri Lanka star Sanath Jayasuriya charged with ICC Anti-Corruption breaches

Annette Crawford
October 15, 2018

Ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council with two breaches of its anti-corruption code.

The 49-year-old has also been charged with trying to hide, destroy or tamper with evidence that could be crucial to anti-corruption investigation.

Jayasuriya has been given two weeks to respond with the charges, starting from October 15.

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.

The 49-year-old has been charged with refusing to cooperate with an investigation conducted by the ICC's anti-corruption unit and has also been charged with trying to hide, destroy or tamper with evidence that could be crucial to an anti-corruption investigation.


In a country where cricket is heavily politicised, Marshall also briefed the president, prime minister and sports minister. Earlier in the week, the ICC announced that they were investigating "serious" charges of corruption in Sri Lanka.

"The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage", the statement added. In 445 ODIs, he scored 13430 runs including 28 hundreds.

Forming a formidable opening partnership with wicketkeeper-natsman Romesh Kaluwitharana, Jayasuriya was a key member of Sri Lanka's breakthrough 50-over World Cup triumph in 1996.

The charges do not relate to his playing days, but to his second stint as Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors, which ended in August 2017, not long after the Sri Lankans had surprisingly lost a one-day series at home to Zimbabwe.

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