Nuwan Zoysa played in 20 Tests and 95 ODIs for Sri Lanka. Photo: @ICC via Twitter

Following Sanath Jayasuriya’s charges, another Sri Lankan stalwart is in trouble with the ICC with regards to corruption in cricket.

The ICC announced on Wednesday that they have charged Sri Lankan bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa with three counts of breaching the Anti-Corruption Code, and he has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect from all cricket-related activities.

The charges relate to possible match-fixing, although the ICC did not specify which games are in question.

Sri Lanka have just lost a five-game ODI series against England 3-1 in the Asian nation, with the opening fixture rained out, while the home side also lost the only T20 international last Saturday.

Zoysa has been charged as follows:

* 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 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 under the Code.

The former left-arm seamer, now 40, played in 20 Tests and 95 ODIs for Sri Lanka from 1997 to 2007.

Zoysa has 14 days from Thursday, November 1 to respond to the charges.

His case follows that of Jayasuriya, who was charged with two counts of breaching the Code on October 15.


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