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Nuwan Zoysa banned for six years for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code

New Delhi: Former Sri Lanka cricketer and coach Nuwan Zoysa on Wednesday was banned for six years from all format of cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after an ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Nuwan Zoysa (Photo Credit: ICC Website)

New Delhi: Former Sri Lanka cricketer and coach Nuwan Zoysa on Wednesday was banned for six years from all format of cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after an ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

As per ICC’s official release, Zoysa’s ban is backdated to 31 October 2018, when he was provisionally suspended. As previously advised, following full hearings and presentations of written and oral argument, the Tribunal found Nuwan 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 an International Match.

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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.

The 42-year-old has also been charged by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) with breaching three counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants for the T10 League and these proceedings are ongoing.

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ICC General Manager Alex Marshall, while speaking about the matter, said: “Nuwan played 125 matches for Sri Lanka, attending a number of anti-corruption sessions during a decade-long international career. In his role as a national coach, he should have acted as a role model. Instead, he became involved with a corrupter and attempted to corrupt others.”

“Contriving to fix a game betrays the basis of sporting principles. It will not be tolerated in our sport,” Marshall was further quoted as saying in ICC’s official release.

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