ICC Tribunal Finds Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Zoysa Guilty of 3 Offenses Under Anti-Corruption Code

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Former Sri Lanka player and bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa has already been suspended for match-fixing charges and has been found guilty by an independent tribunal of three offenses under the ICC anti-corruption code, the global cricket organization said. Zoysa was charged under the ICC’s anti-corruption code in November 2018 and has been found guilty of all charges after exercising his right to a hearing before an independent anti-corruption tribunal.

The Sri Lankan remains suspended and sanctions will follow in due course, the International Cricket Council said in a release.

He was provisionally suspended in May 2019 on corruption charges during a T20 competition in the UAE.

ICC said Zoysa has been found guilty of:

Article 2.1.1 – To be a party to an agreement or attempt to establish or conceive or otherwise improperly influence the outcome, progress, conduct or other aspect (s) of a competition.

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 ACU full details of approaches or invitations received to participate in corrupt behavior under the Code.

Zoysa has also been indicted by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for violating four points of the ECB’s anti-corruption code for T10 League participants and these proceedings are ongoing, the ICC said in the statement. press statement.

Zoysa, who played 30 Tests and 95 ODIs for Sri Lanka, was appointed as a bowling coach in Sri Lanka in September 2015. He worked at the high-performance center of Sri Lanka, where he gained access to current international players.

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This only adds to Sri Lanka’s recent battle with corruption in sports.

In December 2018, Sri Lanka’s former sports minister, Harin Fernando, said the country had been rated the most corrupt cricket nation by the ICC, the sport’s world administration.

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