Independent tribunal finds Dilhara Lokuhettige guilty under ICC anti-corruption code

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Former Sri Lanka pacer Dilhara Lokuhettige was on Thursday discovered guilty of three offences under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, following a listening to by an unbiased tribunal.

Lokuhettige was charged under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in November 2019 for his involvement in match-fixing throughout a T20 match in UAE in 2017, the place a Sri Lankan crew participated.

Lokuhettige was additionally charged by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) with breaching three counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants for the T10 League and these proceedings are ongoing.

The former pacer, who performed 9 ODIs and two T20 Internationals for his nation, was discovered guilty on all fees after he exercised his proper to a listening to earlier than an unbiased Anti-Corruption Tribunal.

The Australia-based Lokuhettige stays suspended and sanctions will observe in the end.

“The three-member Tribunal concluded, by a majority, that the ICC had jurisdiction to bring the charges against Lokuhettige and was unanimous in deciding the merits of the case,” an ICC launch mentioned.

Lokuhettige was discovered guilty on three counts.

As per article 2.1.1, he has been a “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 states that he was “straight or not directly soliciting, inducing, engaging, instructing, persuading, encouraging or deliberately facilitating any Participant to breach Code.

As per article 2.4.4, Lokuhettige “failed to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.”

He final performed home cricket in Sri Lanka again in 2016 and T10 remains to be not an formally recognised format.

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