Sanath Jayasundara a former performance analyst at Sri Lanka Cricket has been banned from all forms of cricket for a period of seven years after the ICC Anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code.
The ban is backdated to May 11, 2019, when he was temporarily suspended. Following a full hearing & presentation of written & oral argument, the Tribunal court found Sanath Jayasundara guilty of:
Article 2.1.3: Offering a bribe or other Reward to the Sri Lankan Sports Minister to contrive in any way or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct, or any other aspect of an International match.
Article 2.4.7: Obstructing or delaying an ACU investigation into possible corrupt conduct under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
Alex marshall who is the International Cricket Council General Manager of the Integrity Unit said in an official release, “Jayasundara’s attempt to bribe a minister is a grave transgression while the efforts to cover up his tracks & the lack of remorse are hugely disappointing”.
The ICC General Manager further said that the Board won’t tolerate such corrupt practices & the board will try to prevent such corrupt behavior. He also said that the Jayasundara ban will serve as an example for any person who might be tempted to indulge in such corrupt practices.
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