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Lokuhettige found guilty of breaching ICC anti-corruption code

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Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige has been found guilty of three offences under the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code following a hearing by an independent anti-corruption tribunal, the global cricket body said on Friday.

Lokuhettige, 40, who was charged under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in November 2019, has been found guilty on all charges after he exercised his right to a hearing before a tribunal. He remains suspended and sanctions will follow in due course, said the ICC in its statement.

Lokuhettige played nine ODIs and two T20Is for Sri Lanka between 2005 and 2013.

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The ICC said that Lokuhettige “has been found guilty of: 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 – Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1.

“Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.”

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Lokuhettige has also been charged by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) of breaching three counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for the participants in the T10 League and these proceedings are ongoing.

–IANS

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