Jayasuriya banned for two years after ICC anti-corruption unit investigation

Sri Lanka


Nic Pothas and Sanath Jayasuriya have a chat © AFP

Sanath Jayasuriya, former captain, World Cup winner and one of Sri Lanka’s most popular personalities, has been slapped with a two-year ban by the ICC’s anti-corruption unit for refusing to co-operate with investigations concerning corruption in the island nation. As a result and effective immediately, Jayasuriya cannot take part in any cricket-related activity until 2021.

Last October, Jayasuriya was charged by the ACU with two counts of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code. The charges included refusal to cooperate with an ACU investigation, obstructing or delaying the investigation including concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information which may be relevant.

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Nagraj Gollapudi is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo

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