Nov 20, 2020

Nuwan Zoysa to issue special statement (Update) Featured

Former fast bowler Nuwan Zoysa says that he is to make a special statement later today (20).

In a media release, he had said :

"The ICC has falsely accused me and now published a purported guilty verdict that has not been delivered yet.  A Press Briefing to explain my position will be held tomorrow (20 November 2020) at 11.00 at his Counsel’s office at No. 156, Galle Rad, Idama, Moratuwa."

--(last Update - Friday, 20 November 2020 00:34)

Nuwan Zoysa found guilty

Two years after being charged under the ICC anti-corruption code, former Sri Lanka fast bowler - Nuwan Zoysa has been found guilty of three offences.

Zoysa came under the scanner after his stint as bowling coach of Team Sri Lanka in a T10 tournament organised in the United Arab Emirates in 2017. Zoysa now remains suspended and sanctions will be announced by the ICC soon.

Zoysa has been found guilty of breaching these three articles of the code:

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, which involves "directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1."
Article 2.4.4 which deals with "failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code."

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

(espncricinfo.com)
(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by espncricinfo.com has not been edited by SLM staff)

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