ICC charges Nuwan Zoysa under Anti-Corruption code

Recently, Sanath Jayasuriya was also charged by the ICC.

Nuwan Zoysa
Nuwan Zoysa. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Sri Lankan bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Mr Zoysa has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect. The charges are as follows:

  1. Article 2.1.1 – being party to an effort to fix or contrive or to otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect of an International match.
  2. Article 2.1.4 – directly soliciting, inducing, enticing or encouraging a player to breach Code Article 2.1.1.
  3. Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.

Mr Zoysa has 14 days from 1 November 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage.

Nuwan Zoysa played 30 Tests, 95 ODIs for his country and went on to scalp 172 international wickets during his 10-year international career. The 40-year-old was also the bowling coach of Sri Lanka Women’s team during the 2016 World T20 and was now at the helm for the Men’s team.

Jayasuriya also charged

Earlier, Sanath Jayasuriya was also charged for breaching the Anti Corruption Code of the ICC. Sri Lankan cricket is currently in dire straits and its former cricketers getting charged for corruption is not at all a good sign for them. Jayasuriya was chief selector at one point for Sri Lanka and he might not be appointed at any position in SLC now after these charges.

ICC, after Al-Jazeera’s recent spot-fixing allegations, is investigating all the matches strictly. They’ve also requested them to provide all the details about the matches which have alleged to be spot-fixed. England, Pakistan and Australian cricketers have been reportedly involved in the wrongdoings. However, all the three cricket boards have quashed all the allegations saying that all of them are baseless.

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