Colombo: Former Sri Lankan cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige is about to be banned for eight years for corruption prices.
In keeping with extremely positioned sources, the 40-year-old former all-rounder is being banned for eight years after being charged with three breaches of the ICC’s anti-corruption code.
Not like Heath Streak, who too was banned for eight years final week, Lokuhettige is unlikely to confess his guilt and can await his destiny on the CAS (Court docket of Arbitration for Sport), the place he filed his enchantment (on March 19 this 12 months) after the tribunal’s verdict on nineteenth January.
Lokuhettige has been charged with breaching Article 2.1.1, being social gathering to an effort to repair or contrive or in any other case affect improperly the end result, progress, conduct, or different side(s) of an Worldwide Match; Article 2.1.4, immediately solicited, induced, enticed or inspired one Sri Lankan participant to breach Code Article 2.1.1; and Article 2.4.4, didn’t confide in the ACU (with out pointless delay, or in any respect) full particulars of any approaches or invites he obtained to have interaction in Corrupt Conduct underneath the Code.
Apparently, the ICC suspension comes within the wake of two of the three members within the tribunal Michael Belhoff QC (Chairman) and the Honourable Mr Justice Winston Anderson discovering that the ICC has established jurisdiction over Lokuhettige. The opposite member, Simon Copleston, dissented from that discovering.