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Sri Lankan ex-pacer Dilhara Lokuhettige convicted of redress below ICC anti-corruption code

Colombo: The cricket board on Thursday declared former Sri Lankan quick bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige responsible of three counts of corruption through the inaugural T10 event in Sharjah.

File image of Dilhara Lokuhettige.  AFP

File picture of Dilhara Lokuhettige. AFP

Lokuhettige was discovered responsible on all three counts after being formally indicted in November 2019 in a three-member tribunal, the Worldwide Cricket Council has stated.

He stated sanctions would comply with towards the participant, who has already been suspended.

“The three-member tribunal concluded by majority that the ICC had jurisdiction to convey expenses towards Lokuhettige and was unanimous in deciding the deserves of the case,” the ICC stated.

He was accused of being “a part of an effort to restore” or “unduly affect” a global recreation, and of “instantly soliciting and inciting a participant”.

He was additionally accused of not disclosing approaches to take part in corruption.

Lokuhettige, who performed 9 one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka between 2005 and 2013, featured in an Al Jazeera documentary, “Cricket’s Match Fixers”, in 2018.

Within the documentary, he spoke to an undercover reporter about fixing a match.

In November, one other Sri Lankan participant, Nuwan Soysa, was additionally discovered responsible of three counts of corruption linked to the identical T10 event.

Sri Lanka has confronted growing scrutiny lately over cricket corruption.

The nation’s former skipper, Sanath Jayasuriya, was banned from all cricket for 2 years in February 2019 after admitting two breaches of the anti-corruption code.

A former sports activities minister, Harin Fernando, launched robust anti-corruption legal guidelines in 2019 after saying the ICC considers Sri Lanka probably the most corrupt cricket nation.

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