Dubai, Jul 5 (UNI): Sanath Jayasundara, a former performance analyst with Sri Lanka Cricket, has been banned from all cricket for seven years after he was found guilty of breaching the anti-corruption code, the ICC said on Monday.
Jayasundara’s ban is backdated to May 11 2019, when he was provisionally suspended.
Following a full hearing and presentation of written and oral argument, the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty on two counts – Article 2.1.3 and Article 2.4.7.
His offence, as per Article 2.1.3, was ‘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’.
As per Article 2.4.7, he was found ‘obstructing or delaying an ACU investigation into possible corrupt conduct under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code’.
“Jayasundara’s attempt to bribe a Minister is a grave transgression while the efforts to cover up his tracks and the lack of remorse are hugely disappointing,” said Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of the Integrity Unit.
“We won’t tolerate corrupt conduct in our sport and my team will be relentless in preventing such behaviour. This ban should serve as a deterrent for anyone who may be tempted along the wrong path,” he added.