The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned former Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Zoysa from all cricket from six years. He has been found guilty of breaching ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code and has been charged with three offences under article 2.1.1, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 code.
Although the ban has been announced on April 28, 2021, it dates back to October 31,2018 when he was provisional suspended. Accordingly, the former cricketer has already served 30 months of his banned period and will have to serve 42 months of suspension more.
Nuwan Zoysa has been found guilty under following codes:
Article 2.1.1 – 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.
Article 2.1.4 – directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing or encouraging a player to breach Code Article 2.1.1.
Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in corrupt conduct.
ICC has charged the former SL cricketer on behalf of Emirates Cricket Board for breaching three counts of ECB ACU Code. “Nuwan played 125 matches for Sri Lanka, attending a number of anti-corruption sessions during a decade-long international career. In his role as a national coach, he should have acted as a role model. Instead, he became involved with a corrupter and attempted to corrupt others,” ICC General Manager, Integrity Unit, said according to Cricbuzz.
Last year in November, an Independent tribunal found Nuwan Zoysa guilty of breaching several Anti-Corruption Codes of ICC. He played 95 Tests and 30 ODIs for Sri Lanka and at one stage, was the leader of their pace attack as well.