Former Sri Lankan player found guilty of violating ICC Anti-Corruption Code

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Dilhara Lokuhettige remains suspended and sanctions will follow in due course, the ICC said.© AFP


Former Sri Lanka player Dilhara Lokuhettige has been found guilty of three offenses under the ICC anti-corruption code after a hearing by an independent anti-corruption tribunal. Lokuhettige, who was charged under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in November 2019, has been found guilty of all charges after exercising his right to a hearing before a tribunal. Lokuhettige remains suspended and sanctions will follow in due course, the ICC said in a press release. The three-member Tribunal concluded by majority that the ICC had the authority to bring charges against Lokuhettige and was unanimous in deciding the merits of the case.

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Lokuhettige has been found guilty of: Article 2.1.1 – because he is a party to an agreement or attempt to establish, conceive or otherwise improperly influence the outcome, progress, conduct or other aspects of a match.

Article 2.1.4 – Directly or indirectly solicit, induce, entice, instruct, persuade, encourage or willfully facilitate a Participant to violate Code Article 2.1

Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU any approaches or invitations received to participate in corrupt behavior under the Code.

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Lokuhettige has also been charged by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for violating three points of the ECB’s anti-corruption code for T10 League entrants and these proceedings are ongoing.

Lokuhettige played nine ODIs and two T20Is for Sri Lanka, scoring 101 runs apart from picking eight wickets. He played his last international match against India when he participated in the ODI in Port of Spain in 2013.

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