The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned the former performance analyst with Sri Lanka Cricket – Sanath Jayasundara, from all forms of cricket for seven years following the Anti-Corruption Tribunal founding him guilty of breaching the global body’s Anti-Corruption Code.
The ban is backdated to May 11, 2019, when he was provisionally suspended.
The Tribunal found Jayasundara guilty under Articles 2.1.3 and 2.4.7.
“Following a full hearing and presentation of written and oral argument, the Tribunal found Jayasundara guilty of: Article 2.1.3 — 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; Article 2.4.7 — obstructing or delaying an ACU (Anti-Corruption Unit) investigation into possible corrupt conduct under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code,” said ICC in a statement.
“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 – 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.