Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Zoysa found guilty of 3 offences under ICC anti-corruption code


Former Sri Lanka player and bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa was provisionally suspended in May 2019 but had appealed for a hearing before an independent anti-corruption tribunal

Former Sri Lanka player and bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zoysa was provisionally suspended on charges of indulging in corruption during a T20 league in the UAE
  • He, however, called the charges baseless and asked for a hearing before an anti-corruption tribunal
  • On Thursday, his appeal was dismissed and he was likely to face further sanctions

Sri Lankan cricketer Nuwan Zoysa was found guilty of three offences under the ICC anti-corruption code by an independent tribunal, the global cricket body said on Thursday.

Zoysa was already serving suspension on match-fixing charges after being charged under the ICC anti-corruption code in November 2018, and had appealed for a hearing before an independent anti-corruption tribunal. On Thursday, his appeal was rejected and the player will continue to remain suspended and sanctions will follow in due course, the International Cricket Council said in a release.

The former Sri Lanka player and bowling coach was provisionally suspended in May 2019 on charges of indulging in corruption during a T20 league in the UAE.

ICC said 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,” the ICC said in the release.

Zoysa, who played 30 Tests and 95 ODIs for Sri Lanka, was appointed Sri Lanka’s bowling coach in September, 2015. He worked at Sri Lanka cricket’s high performance centre, which gave him access to current international players.





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