Nuwan Zoysa, Avishka charged for breaching anti-corruption Code | Sunday Observer

Nuwan Zoysa, Avishka charged for breaching anti-corruption Code

Avishka Gunawardena-Nuwan Zoysa
Avishka Gunawardena-Nuwan Zoysa

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has charged Nuwan Zoysa for breaching four counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants at the T10 League and Avishka Gunawardena on two counts.

The charges relate to the T10 Cricket League played in the UAE in December last year. The ICC was appointed by the ECB as the designated Anti-Corruption Official for the purposes of the ECB’s Code for this tournament and as such issued the charges on the ECB’s behalf.

The charges follow a recent amnesty to participants who had previously failed to report any information concerning corrupt conduct in Sri Lankan cricket.

Nuwan Zoysa has been charged for being party to an agreement to influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match.

Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach the Code. Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code. Failing or refusing, without compelling justification to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code.

Zoysa is already suspended as a result of being charged with three breaches of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code in November last year pending determination.

Avishka Gunawardena has been charged with directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach the Code.

Failing to disclose to the ACU (without unnecessary delay) full details of any incident, fact or matter that comes to the attention of a Participant that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code by another Participant.

Gunawardena has also been provisionally suspended under the ECB Code pending the determination of these charges.

Zoysa and Gunawardena have 14 days from May 9 2019 to respond to the charges.

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