The ICC has charged Sri Lankan bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa with three counts of breaching its anti-corruption code.
Zoysa, the 40-year-old former left-arm seamer who played 30 Tests and 95 ODIs for Sri Lanka, has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect. The charges are as follows:
- Article 2.1.1 – being party to an effort to fix or contrive or to otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect of an International match.
- Article 2.1.4 – directly soliciting, inducing, enticing or encouraging a player to breach Code Article 2.1.1.
- Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.
Zoysa, who has coached as part of the Sri Lanka set-up since 2015, has 14 days to respond to the charges.
The worrying announcement comes just two weeks after Sri Lanka’s former captain and chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya was charged with two separate breaches of the anti-corruption code, relating to non-co-operation with an ICC investigation. He declared publicly that: “I have always conducted myself with integrity and transparency with matters concerning the sport and I will continue to do so.”