Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
Last updated 2 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
Lanka corruption whistleblowers get ‘15-day amnesty’
January 11, 2019
 Print    Send to Friend

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced a 15-day amnesty for whistleblowers who have previously failed to report corruption in the embattled sport in Sri Lanka, warning of five-year bans if they fail to come clean.

A host of scandals have rocked Sri Lankan cricket in recent years including a match-fixing controversy revealed in a sting operation carried out for a TV documentary.

The ICC anti-corruption unit has regularly investigated cases in the island nation. A spokesman for the sport’s governing body said the amnesty will run from Jan.16-31.

“Both domestic and international participants are obliged to report, without delay, full details of any approaches, incident or information that they receive to engage in corrupt conduct,” he added.

“Failure to do so is a serious offence and can result in a ban from cricket of up to five years. However, under the amnesty, any information reported by a participant will not attract a charge for their failure to report previously.”

Alex Marshall, the ICC’s General Manager for Anti-Corruption, added: “This is the first time the ICC has held an amnesty and it is in response to the very specific challenges we face in Sri Lanka.”

The announcement of the amnesty came just a week after Sri Lanka was rated as the most corrupt cricket nation by the world governing body.

The ICC Council feels “Sri Lanka’s cricket administration is corrupt from top to bottom”, said sports minister Harin Fernando.

The crisis-ridden Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to hold delayed elections in February, which were due last May when the term of president Thilanga Sumathipala ended.

Sumathipala has been accused of violating ICC rules by holding office despite alleged links to gambling. He denies the charges.

In November, former Sri Lankan fast bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige was suspended for corruption during a limited-over league in 2017.

Lokuhettige was the third Sri Lankan player charged for violating the anti-corruption code following cases against former captain and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya and former paceman Nuwan Zoysa.

Agence France-Presse

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Post a comment
Related Stories
ICC charges Jayasuriya in anti-corruption probe
Dubai: Dashing former Sri Lankan batsman and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not co-operating with a match-fixing probe and concealing informatio..
I am a scapegoat, says sacked Sri Lanka captain Mathews
Colombo: Sri Lanka’s sacked skipper Angelo Mathews accused the country’s Cricket board on Monday of blaming him solely for the island’s humiliating exit from the Asia Cup..
SL cricket scraps plans to emulate IPL tournament
Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities on Thursday shelved long-delayed plans for a Twenty20 competition akin to the massively lucrative Indian Premier League, instead ..
South Africann Pothas quits as Sri Lanka fielding coach
Colombo: South African Nic Pothas has ended his coaching contract with Sri Lanka to spend time with his young family, the island nation’s cricket board said Tuesday. T..
SL pull off record chase to beat Zimbabwe
Colombo: Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne guided Sri Lanka to a record 388 target to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets on Tuesday in a pulsating end to their one-off Te..
Advertise | Copyright