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Sanath Jayasuriya banned for 2 years after breaching ICC anti-corruption code

AFP
Published Feb 26, 2019, 6:38 pm IST
Updated Feb 27, 2019, 10:53 am IST
The 49-year-old -- regarded as one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time -- accepted the punishment.
"This conviction under the Code demonstrates the importance of participants in cricket cooperating with investigations," said Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of the Anti-Corruption Unit in a statement. (Photo: AP)
 "This conviction under the Code demonstrates the importance of participants in cricket cooperating with investigations," said Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of the Anti-Corruption Unit in a statement. (Photo: AP)

Dubai: Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for two years after admitting two breaches of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code, the sport's governing body announced on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old -- regarded as one of the greatest One Day International batsmen of all time -- accepted the punishment.

 

"This conviction under the Code demonstrates the importance of participants in cricket cooperating with investigations," said Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of the Anti-Corruption Unit in a statement.

"Compelling participants to cooperate under the Code is a vital weapon in our efforts to rid our sport of corruptors. These rules are essential to maintain the integrity of our sport."

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