Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Lokuhettige hit with further ICC charges

By Sports Desk April 04, 2019

Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged with another three breaches of the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption code.

Lokuhettige was provisionally suspended last November for charges imposed by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board [ECB] relating to the T10 Cricket League played in the United Arab Emirates in 2017.

The 38-year-old - who played nine one-day internationals and two Twenty20s for his country - has also been provisionally banned under the ICC code after he was hit with further charges.

Lokuhettige has been charged with a breach of Article 2.1.1, fixing, contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to any agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any international match.

He has also been charged with directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any participant to breach Code Article 2.1.

Failing to disclose to the Anti-Corruption Unit full details of any approaches or invitations received by him to engage in corrupt conduct under the code is the other charge Lokuhettige faces.

Lokuhettige has two weeks from April 3 to respond to the new charges.

 

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