Dilhara Lokuhettige found guilty under ICC Anti-Corruption Code


Dilhara Lokuhettige


Former Sri Lanka player Dilhara Lokuhettige has been found guilty of three offences under the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code following a hearing by an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal.

Lokuhettige, who was charged under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in November 2019, has been found guilty on all charges after he exercised his right to a hearing before a Tribunal.

Lokuhettige remains suspended and sanctions will follow in due course, the ICC said in a release yesterday.

The three-member Tribunal concluded, by a majority, that the ICC had jurisdiction to bring the charges against Lokuhettige and was unanimous in deciding the merits of the case.

Lokuhettige has been found guilty of:

Article 2.1.1 – for being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match.

Article 2.1.4 – Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any participant to breach Code Article 2.1.

Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the Anti-Corruption Unit full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.

Lokuhettige has also been charged by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) with breaching three counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants for the T10 League and these proceedings are ongoing.

Lokuhettige played nine One Day Internationals (ODIs) and two T20Is for Sri Lanka and scored 101 runs apart from picking eight wickets.

He played his last international game against India when he featured in the ODI at Port of Spain in 2013.

– (Agencies)

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