International cricketers were warned ahead of the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup about the repercussions of match-fixing on Saturday after the International Cricket Council (ICC) charged a third Sri Lankan with anti-corruption code breach.
The ICC also suspended Sri Lankan national team performance analyst Sanath Jayasundara and given a fortnight to respond to the corruption charges. Former players Nuwan Zoysa and Avishka Gunawardene were also charged and given the same response time.
This comes as a warning for all international cricketers to steer clear of any suspect activities ahead of the World Cup.
In February this year, Jayasuriya was banned for two years after admitting two breaches of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code.
The 49-year-old was charged in October last year and admitted to being in breach of the following provisions of the Code:
Article 2.4.6 – 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.
Article 2.4.7 – 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.
As a result of the admissions, he has accepted a sanction of a two-year period of ineligibility.