• Hussain happy with Jayasuriya charges

    Former England captain Nasser Hussain reckons the International Cricket Council’s decision to charge ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya is ‘just the tip of the iceberg.’

    Jayasuriya reportedly refused to assist with an ICC investigation – and was subsequently charged with two breaches of the anti-corruption code.

    ‘There are other names that are going to come out. It is a huge story. He is one of the iconic figures – not only in Sri Lanka cricket but also world cricket. A former captain, a great player of world cricket, former chairman of selectors,’ Hussain told Sky Sports.

    ‘In a funny sort of way, I am pleased it has come out because there have been so many rumours. I’ve been in commentary boxes with Sri Lankan and ex-Sri Lankan players and there are so many rumours about big names coming out.

    ‘One thing the ICC have been charged with in the past is they don’t worry with the big names and they’ll go after the small names. In this case there are not many bigger names, especially in this part of the world.

    ‘The fact that they are going after Sanath making sure he provides evidence tends to suggest there is something still out there that hasn’t come out.’

    The 49-year-old Jayasuriya has until 15 October 2018 to formally respond to the charges.

    Earlier this year, general manager of the ICC anti-corruption unit Alex Marshall announced an investigation into ‘serious allegations of corruption’ in Sri Lanka.

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