Former Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Zoysa found guilty under 3 offences by ICC Anti Corruption Unit

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Zoysa found guilty under 3 offences by ICC Anti Corruption Unit

Zoysa remains suspended and the sanctions will be imposed later.

Nuwan Zoysa
Nuwan Zoysa. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Sri Lanka player and coach Nuwan Zoysa has been found guilty of three offences under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code following a hearing by an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal.

Zoysa was charged under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in November 2018 and has been found guilty on all charges after he exercised his right to a hearing before a Tribunal. Zoysa remains suspended and sanctions will follow in due course.

Zoysa has been found guilty of:

Article 2.1.1 – for being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match.

Article 2.1.4 – Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1.

Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.

Zoysa has also been charged by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) with breaching four counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants for the T10 League and these proceedings are ongoing.

Nuwan Zoysa’s career

As far as Nuwan Zoysa’s international career is concerned, he played 30 Tests and 95 One-Day Internationals for Sri Lanka. He picked a total of 64 Test and 108 ODI wickets and was known for his effective left-arm pace bowling during his career. Though the southpaw last played for Sri Lanka back in 2007 against India in an ODI, he remained active in domestic circuit before last featuring in 2011 for his team Sinhalese Sports Club.

He played 118 First Class, 187 List A and 17 T20 matches overall in his career picking 301, 242 and 21 wickets respectively across formats. After calling it quits from the sport, the veteran took up the coaching job. But with the latest offences against him, he remains suspends and it remains to be seen what sanctions ICC impose on him.