Sri Lanka cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya charged by ICC over breaking anti-corruption laws

SRI LANKA cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by ICC over two breaches of their anti-corruption laws.

The former all-round superstar, 49, and ex-chair of selectors for his nation, has been charged firstly for failing to co-operate with their investigation.

 Sanath Jayasuriya has been hit with two ICC anti-corruption charges

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Sanath Jayasuriya has been hit with two ICC anti-corruption charges

Secondly, Jayasuriya has been charged with obstructing the investigation.

An ICC statement read: "The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Sanath Jayasuriya with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

"Mr Jayasuriya, the former Sri Lanka Cricket Chair of Selectors, has been charged with the following offences under the Code:

"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 completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU as part of such investigation.

 Jayasuriya has been hit with failure to co-operate and obstruction charges

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Jayasuriya has been hit with failure to co-operate and obstruction charges

 Sanath Jayasuriya played 110 Test matches and 445 ODIs for Sri Lanka

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Sanath Jayasuriya played 110 Test matches and 445 ODIs for Sri Lanka

"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.

"Mr Jayasuriya has 14 days from 15 October 2018 to respond to the charges.

"The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage."

Jayasuriya played 110 Tests and 445 ODIs for Sri Lanka, scoring over 20,000 runs and taking 400 wickets in the process.

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SRI LANKA cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by ICC over two breaches of their anti-corruption laws.