Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for two years after admitting to breaching two counts of the ICC anti-corruption code.
Jayasuriya, the former Sri Lanka Cricket chair of selectors, admitted to being in breach of the following provisions of the code:
‘This conviction under the code demonstrates the importance of participants in cricket cooperating with investigations. Compelling participants to cooperate under the code is a vital weapon in our efforts to rid our sport of corruptors. These rules are essential to maintain the integrity of our sport.
‘The conviction of Jayasuriya is the latest part of a much broader ICC ACU investigation into corruption in cricket in Sri Lanka. The ACU recently held an amnesty in relation to Sri Lankan cricket, resulting in eleven players and other participants coming forward with new information,’ said ICC general manager Alex Marshall.
‘The amnesty has worked very well and has delivered significant new and important intelligence. This new information has assisted a number of our ongoing investigations, and has resulted in some new investigations getting under way.
‘I am very grateful to those who participated in the amnesty, and as a result of the information shared we now have a much clearer picture of the situation in Sri Lanka, and our investigations are continuing.’