Sports Desk (November 01, 2018): ICC suspended Sri Lanka’s bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa after accusing him of match-fixing and other “corrupt conduct” in the sport.
Mr Zoysa has 14 days from 1 November 2018 to respond to the charges,” the ICC said in a brief statement.
Zoysa is charged, among other things, for “being party to an effort to fix or contrive or to otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect of an International match”, the statement said.
40 year-old Zoysa is the second Sri Lankan to be charged by the ICC’s anti-corruption unit (ACU). Earlier this month, dashing former batsman, ex-chief selector and former captain Sanath Jayasuriya was charged for failing to cooperate with a match-fixing probe and concealing information.
It was not clear whether the charges against Zoysa and Jayasuriya related to the same case or if they were being investigated separately.
Sri Lanka’s cricket board said it was working with the ICC to set up a “fully-fledged ” anti-corruption body of its own.
The country recently sought help from neighbouring India to drafting laws to combat cheating in the game.