Sanath Jayasundara was banned for providing cash to Sports activities Minister to affect a world match.© AFP
Sri Lanka’s cricket popularity suffered a double blow Monday when an official was banned for seven years for making an attempt to bribe the nation’s sports activities minister, whereas a prime participant was fined for giving interviews criticising the nationwide board. The Worldwide Cricket Council mentioned it had banned former Sri Lanka Cricket efficiency analysts, Sanath Jayasundara, for providing cash to sports activities minister Harin Fernando to affect a world match. Jayasundara is the newest in a collection of gamers and officers to be banned for corruption.
“Jayasundara’s try to bribe a minister is a grave transgression whereas the efforts to cowl up his tracks and the shortage of regret are massively disappointing,” ICC anti-corruption chief Alex Marshall mentioned in a press release.
“We can’t tolerate corrupt conduct in our sport and my crew will probably be relentless in stopping such behaviour,” he warned.
Jayasundara was discovered responsible of fees of providing a bribe to “improperly” affect the unnamed worldwide recreation and of delaying the investigation into the incident.
The bribe is reported to have been supplied in 2018 when Fernando mentioned that the ICC thought of Sri Lanka to be the “worst nation for cricket corruption”.
Earlier, Twenty20 Bhanuka Rajapaksa was fined $5,000 and handed a suspended ban for giving interviews criticising the nationwide board.
Sri Lanka Cricket mentioned 29-year-old Rajapaksa was in breach of his contract by giving the interviews to native media and on social media platforms.
His one ban was suspended for 2 years, nevertheless, and the board mentioned Rajapaksa has been included in a coaching squad for a collection towards India beginning July 13.
Rajapaksa gave interviews final month saying that he was unfairly excluded from the just-concluded tour of England the place Sri Lanka misplaced the one-day and T20 collection.
He performed his first T20 towards Pakistan in October 2019 and the final in January 2020 towards India.
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