Sri Lanka‘s greatest opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Shocking news has come from the Sri Lankan Cricket Board saying that their country’s greatest opening batsman has been handed the Corruption charges.
The greatest opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has been found guilty for breaching its anti Corruption code.
The ICC has accused the legendary player with refusal to co-operate to any ongoing investigation conducted by the ICC for match-fixing in the country, and he was also found with concealing, tampering, and destroying documents with other information that may be relevant.
The investigation was done when Sanath Jayasuriya was the chairman of selectors for the second time.
From April 2016 to August 2017, there was suspicious over the 4th ODI between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka lost the 5 match ODI series 3-2 against minnows Zimbabwe, that’s what prompted the investigation.
ICC’s anti-corruption officer, Alex Marshall, and former British chief officer were in Sri Lanka last week to gather some evidence.
Their investigation reports said that there is a possibility of corruption in the country and the individual should be ready to face the charges in coming weeks.
These reports also relate to the current board members who were asked to fix matches in the country.
ICC’s anti-corruption unit had recently given a briefing to the Sri Lankan team and the England Team before the start of the ODI series, which England is ahead by 1-0 after the two games.
International Cricket Council said that Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged with Article 2.4.6. This was because of failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to co-operate with any investigation carried out. This report also said that Jayasuriya has also failed to give any accurate information and documents required to carry out such an investigation.
The 49-year-old has also charged with Article 2.4.7 for purposely delaying the investigation by tampering and destroying the evidence which were there to help the investigating officers.
Sanath Jayasuriya has not commented anything on this yet but he has 14 days to respond to these charges.
Sanath Jayasuriya should agree to cooperate and he should also hand over all his mobile phones and other electronic devices as a part of this year-long investigation process.
Sanath Jayasuriya is the national hero of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan public is obviously shocked by this whole saga.
Apart from working in cricket, Sanath Jayasuriya has also served his country when he was into politics.
From 2010 to 2015, Sanath Jayasuriya was the member of the parliament.