Sanath Jayasuriya, the former Sri Lankan player and Chairman of selectors has been accused of breaching two counts of ICC anti-corruption code. The Parent body said that he has been charged under two offenses of ICC anti-corruption code under Article 2.4.6. i.e. (failure or refusal to cooperate with) and Article 2.4.7 i.e. (obstructing or delaying).
The Parent body has not revealed the specifics yet and has given the time of two weeks, starting from Monday (15 October), to the former Sri Lankan Captain to respond to the charges. The Investigation was carried out by the ACU (Anti-Corruption Unit).
The charges relate to failure or refusal to cooperate with an Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) investigation and obstructing or delaying an investigation, including concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information which may be relevant. The series in focus was the Sri Lankan ODIs against Zimbabwe in 2007.
Past controversies of Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya was an exceptional cricketer during his playing days and made numbers of records as an opener for the Sri Lankan team. But the former cricketer is going through a controversial phase years after his retirement.
Last year, the cricketer came into controversies when a video was leaked. The video featured the cricketer himself with a woman who is said to be his ex-partner. The video surfaced on the internet and Sanath was heavily criticized for that.
After the shameful incident, the SLC officers had decided to remove the legend from his duties. But Sanath himself resigned from the selection committee after Sri Lanka’s heavy loss to India in both Tests and ODIs. The cricketer was also banned from playing four matches in 2001. He showed disagreement towards the umpire BC Cooray for declaring him out while he felt undone.