Ex-Sri Lanka captain Jayasuriya banned from cricket for two years

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Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned for cricket for two years after admitting two breaches of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code.

The 49-year-old, who was charged in October, admitted failing to co-operate with an investigation and “concealing, tampering with or destroying evidence”.

It is part of a wider investigation into corruption in Sri Lankan cricket.

Jayasuriya, who retired in 2012, is a former chairman of selectors.

“This conviction under the code demonstrates the importance of participants in cricket co-operating with investigations,” said Alex Marshall, general manager of the ICC’s anti-corruption unit.

“Compelling participants to co-operate 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.”

More to follow.

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