Cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya faces corruption charges

sanath jayasurya faces corruption charges

Sri Lankan cricket Legend Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged under ICC anti-corruption code. Without revealing the specifics of it, the ICC has said that the former Sri Lankan captain has been charged with two offenses under Article 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of its code.

The former Sri Lankan captain has responded to the said charges through a press release and tweet that “I have always conducted myself with integrity & transparency with matters concerning the sport & I will continue to do so”

sanath jayasuriya faces corruption charges

Earlier in the month, Alex Marshall, general manager of the ICC anti-corruption unit, revealed that a serious investigation was ongoing with regards to “allegations of serious corruption” in Sri Lanka cricket.

ICC has provided Jayasuriya a period of two weeks, starting Monday (October 15), to respond.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka team manager, Charith Senanayake said in a press conference on Tuesday- “It (corruption charges) is not a distraction as Sanath has no role to play with the squad at the moment. As a team as a whole, we would like to stay away without a comment on the whole saga.”