Ex SL player banned for 6 years

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 28  :  Former Sri Lanka player and coach Nuwan Zoysa has been banned from all cricket for six years after an ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the ICC

Anti-Corruption Code.

The ban for Zoysa was backdated to October 31, 2018, when he was provisionally suspended, said an ICC press release issued here.

As previously advised, following full hearings and presentations of written and oral argument, the Tribunal found Zoysa guilty of article 2.1.1 – for being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of an International Match.

‘Article 2.1.4 – Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code

Article 2.1.

Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or

invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.’

Zoysa has also been charged by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) with breaching three counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants for

the T10 League and these proceedings are ongoing.

The ICC General Manager, Integrity Unit Alex Marshall, said that Zoysa played 125 matches for Sri Lanka, attending a number of anti-corruption sessions during a

decade-long international career.

“In his role as a national coach, he should have acted as a role model. Instead, he became involved with a corrupter and attempted to corrupt others. Contriving to fix a game betrays the basis of sporting principles. It will not be tolerated in our sport,” he said.