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Cricket: I always acted with integrity and transparency – Jayasuriya | The Star Online

The Star – Malaysia – COLOMBO (Reuters) – Former Sri Lanka captain and selector Sanath Jayasuriya said he has always acted with integrity and transparency, a day after he was charged with two counts of breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code.

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  • COLOMBO (Reuters) – Former Sri Lanka captain and selector Sanath Jayasuriya said he has always acted with integrity and transparency, a day after he was charged with two counts of breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code.
  • The sport’s world governing body said in a statement on Monday that the former opening batsman had refused to cooperate with an investigation conducted by the ICC anti-corruption unit (ACU).
  • The 49-year-old Jayasuriya, a member of Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning team and the fourth highest run scorer in one-day internationals, was also charged with trying to conceal, destroy or tamper with evidence that could be crucial to anti-corruption investigation.
  • The ICC said this month that the ACU was investigating serious allegations of corruption in Sri Lankan cricket and has provided a detailed briefing to the country’s president, prime minister and sports minister.
  • Sri Lanka’s selection panel, led by Jayasuriya, resigned last year en masse following protests over the national team’s slump in form.


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