Jayasuriya hits a first at corruption in cricket | Sunday Observer

Jayasuriya hits a first at corruption in cricket

Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya became the first high-profile player from Sri Lanka to be charged by theInternational Cricket Council (ICC) of being involved in corruption and has been given 14 days to respond to the charges.

He has not been charged with fixing the result of a match and according to the ICC Jayasuriya has been found guilty of failing to corporate with an investigation into corruption in cricket.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement that Jayasuriya was in breach of two clausesin the Players’ code of conduct that governs corruption in cricket.

The first is his 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 second violation is Jayasuriya found guilty of 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..

In a statement Jayasuriya said he had “always maintained transparency and fell in line with the ICC’s anti-corruption code.

He refused to make any further clarifications saying his response to the charges will be conveyed to the ICC.