The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged former Sri Lanka captain and current national selector Sanath Jayasuriya on Monday for breaching the board's ‘Anti-Corruption Code’ on two points.
Jayasuriya has been charged by the ICC under Article 2.4.6. This states encompasses, “failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including failure to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU as part of such investigation.”
The other violation he has been charged with falls under Article 2.4.7 which states that, “obstructing or delaying any investigation that may be carried out by the ACU, including concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence or may lead to the discovery of evidence of corrupt conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code.”
The 49-year-old cricketing legend has been given 2 weeks starting on the 15th of October to respond to the charges made against him. Earlier, the ICC announced that they would be investigating “serious” charges of corruption taking place in Sri Lanka after several speculations arose about the same.
“We are currently in Sri Lanka as part of our ongoing investigations into serious allegations of corruption in cricket in the country,” ICC Anti-Corruption Unit General Manager Alex Marshall said in a statement, “The enquiries are continuing so it would not be appropriate to comment further, but I can confirm that we have, at their request, provided a detailed briefing to the Sri Lankan President, Prime Minister and Sports Minister,” he added.
The ICC has also stated that it would not make any further comments regarding the matter as of now.