ICC Anti-Corruption Unit banned Sanath Jayasuriya for two years from every kind of cricket. As ICC accused him with two charges under Article 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the anti-corruption, for not to co-operate ACU during the investigation.

The charges under ICC anti-corruption

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 complete 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.”

Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of Anti-corruption Unit

ICC Anti-Corruption Unit banned Sanath Jayasuriya for two years
ICC Anti-Corruption Unit banned Sanath Jayasuriya for two years

Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of Anti-Corruption Unit, “This conviction under the Code demonstrates the importance of participants in cricket cooperating with investigations. Compelling participants to cooperate under the Code is a vital weapon in our efforts to rid our sport of corruptors. These rules are essential to maintaining the integrity of our sport.”

“The amnesty has worked very well and has delivered significant new and important intelligence. This new information has assisted a number of our ongoing investigations and has resulted in some new investigations getting underway.”

“I am very grateful to those who participated in the amnesty and as a result of the information shared we now have a much clearer picture of the situation in Sri Lanka and our investigations are continuing.”

Anti-Corruption Unit’s claims

Anti-Corruption Unit clarifies the charges for not to co-operating them during investigations on the last few months. ACU also blamed him for making obstructions tempering or destroying the relevant shreds of evidence as well. Anti-Corruption Unit also charges him, as Sanath Jayasuriya refused to hand over his mobile phone too.
Sanath Jayasuriya supports himself

ICC Anti-Corruption Unit banned Sanath Jayasuriya for two years
ICC Anti-Corruption Unit banned Sanath Jayasuriya for two years

As usual, Sanath Jayasuriya supported himself. Obviously, He refused the charges, that he was performing the duties with transparency and integrity. On the other hand, Sanath Jayasuriya refused to acknowledge the charges of “match-fixing” or “Pitch Fixing” as well.

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Therefore, the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit banned Sanath Jayasuriya for two years from every kind of cricket. Though a number of questions can come this is surely a denigrate for this world-cup winner Sri Lankan hard-hitter.

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