Former Sri Lanka allrounder Dilhara Lokuhettige banned for eight years ‘due to breaching the ICC’s anti-corruption code

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Former Sri Lanka allrounder Dilhara Lokuhettige banned for eight years ‘due to breaching the ICC’s anti-corruption code

 

“The severity of the sanction reflects the seriousness of his offences and his continued refusal to cooperate”

Dilhara Lokuhettige, the former Sri Lanka allrounder, has been banned from all cricket for eight years by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal after he was found guilty of breaching the ICC’s anti-corruption code on three counts.

Lokuhettige had been slapped with corruption charges in April 2019, 5 months after the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) had additionally charged him

In January this yr, the tribunal found Lokuhettige guilty of:

  • Article 2.1.1 – for being a celebration to an agreement or effort to repair or contrive or in any other case affect improperly the result, progress, conduct or different facet(s) of a match.
  • Article 2.1.4 – instantly or not directly soliciting, inducing, attractive, instructing, persuading, encouraging or deliberately facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1.
  • Article 2.4.4 – failing to open up to the ACU full particulars of any approaches or invites acquired to have interaction in corrupt conduct below the code.”Having represented Sri Lanka in worldwide cricket, Dilhara had attended quite a lot of anti-corruption training classes and would have recognized his actions to have been a breach of the Code,” Alex Marshall, the ICC basic supervisor – anti-corruption, mentioned. “The severity of the sanction displays the seriousness of his offences and his continued refusal to cooperate and will function a deterrent for anybody contemplating getting concerned in corruption of any variety.

 

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