Lokuhettige and Jeevantha Kulatunga, another former Sri Lanka international, recently became the subject of scrutiny when their names propped up in a sting operation done by AL Jazeera. Both payers had vehemently denied any roles during the time. The ECB had appointed the ICC as the Designated Anti-Corruption Official for further investigation who has charged the former Sri Lankan all-rounder with the following charges.
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(s) of a Domestic Match
Article 2.1.4 – directly soliciting, inducing, enticing or encouraging a player to breach Code Article 2.1.1
Article 2.4.4 – failure to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Officer (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct under the Code
Lokuhettige played eleven internationals for Sri Lanka - 9 ODIS and 2 T20Is. He made his ODI debut against India in Dambulla but was unable to cement his place. He announced his retirement from all forms of the game in 2016. The 38-year old currently lives in Australia.
Recently Nuwan Zoysa and Sanath Jayasuriya were also charged on various counts of breaching ICC's anti-corruption code. While Zoysa has been accused of three breaches of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, Jayasuriya's has been charged on two counts.
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First Published: November 13, 2018, 3:34 PM IST