Sri Lankan coach charged by ICC

Tanya Simon
November 6, 2018

International Cricket Council (ICC) have provisionally charged former Sri Lanka cricketer and bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, the body said on October 31 (Wednesday).

Indika and Mendis have been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket pending an ICC investigation.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement that Zoysa was being sent on "compulsory leave" with immediate effect as it begins work towards establishing an anti-corruption unit in the country.

Zoysa stands accused of being involved in attempting to fix or otherwise influence improperly the result or other aspects of an worldwide match, of soliciting fellow professionals to do the same, and for failing to disclose any approach by potential fixers to the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit.

He has been accused of breaching Articles 2.1.1, Article 2.1.4 and Article 2.4.4 of the code.

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Zoysa has not worked directly with the Sri Lankan national team, but did take part in recent Sri Lanka A tours of West Indies and Bangladesh, and has worked as a fast-bowling coach since 2015.

Zoysa represented Sri Lanka in 30 Tests and 95 ODIs before retiring in 2007.

Earlier this month, dashing former batsman, ex-chief selector and former captain Sanath Jayasuriya was charged for failing to cooperate with a match-fixing probe and concealing information.

The 40-year-old was also charged with encouraging a player to influence the results of the game and failing to report "approaches to engage in corrupt conduct".

It is understood the charges relate to trying to recruit members of the current Sri Lanka team to fix upcoming matches.

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