Previous Sri Lanka cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige banned for eight years under ICC Anti-Corruption rule

Former Sri Lanka Cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige 
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Former Sri Lanka cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige 

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige had been on Monday banned from all cricket for eight years after becoming found bad of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

The ban for Lokuhettige, a right-arm fast-medium bowler and lower-order batsman, is backdated to April 3, 2019 as he ended up being provisionally suspended.

“Having represented Sri Lanka in worldwide cricket, Dilhara had attended some anti-corruption knowledge sessions and will have understood their activities were a breach associated with Code,” Alex Marshall, ICC General management – Integrity Unit, stated in a launch.

“the seriousness of the sanction reflects the severity of his offences along with his continued refusal to work and should serve as a discouraging factor for anyone deciding on getting tangled up in corruption of any kind.”

The 40-year-old, who had resigned in September 2016 after playing nine ODIs as well as 2 T20 Internationals for their nation, had been found accountable of three offences beneath the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in January this current year, after a hearing by an unbiased tribunal.

He had been recharged underneath the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in November 2019 for his involvement in match-fixing during a T20 event in UAE in 2017, where a Sri Lankan team participated.

The Tribunal found Lokuhettige accountable of:

Article 2.1.1 – if you are celebration to an agreement or work to correct or contrive or elsewhere influence incorrectly the end result, development, conduct or any other aspect(s) of a match.

Article 2.1.4 – straight or ultimately soliciting, inducing, tempting, instructing, convincing, motivating or deliberately assisting any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1.

Article 2.4.4 – failing continually to disclose towards ACU complete details of any techniques or invites obtained to take part in corrupt conduct under the Code.

The Australia-based Lokuhettige has also been recharged because of the ICC for the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) with breaching three counts of ECB Anti-Corruption Code for individuals when it comes to T10 League and these procedures are continuous. 

Published at Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:08:31 +0000