The ICC has charged former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya with two breaches of the anti-corruption code.
The left-handed Jayasuriya played 110 Tests, 445 ODIs and 31 T20Is between 1989 and 2011. He was named Player of the Tournament after the 1996 World Cup, which Sri Lanka won, and later served as the country’s chairman of selectors.
The ICC confirmed the charges relate to articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the anti-corruption 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.
- 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.
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.