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former Sri Lankan batsman and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has
been charged for not co-operating with a match-fixing probe and
concealing information, the International Cricket Council said on Monday.
"The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Jayasuriya on
two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and have
given him 14 days to respond," the ICC said in a statement.
Jayasuriya, 49, was reportedly asked to cooperate with an inquiry from ACU chief Alex Marshall who visited Sri Lanka last month.
"The charges include 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," the ICC said.
The other count included "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
The ICC's ACU is acting further on their previous investigation which
in January 2016 saw Galle stadium curator Jayananda Warnaweera banned
for three years after he failed to cooperate with the ACU.
ACU head Marshall last month said: "The ACU works to uphold integrity
in cricket and this includes conducting investigations where there are
reasonable grounds to do so.
"There is currently an ICC (ACU) investigation under way in Sri
Lanka. Naturally as part of this we are talking to a number of people."
Jayasuriya played 110 Tests, 445 one-day internationals and 31
Twenty20s for Sri Lanka and was also a former captain during his
illustrious career between 1989-2011.
He is also a former member of Sri Lanka's parliament.