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Lokuhettige provisionally suspended for corruption

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged by the Emirates Cricket Boards on three counts of their anti-corruption code, and have suspended him provisionally, it was confirmed on Tuesday (November 13). The charges have been laid on him by the International Cricket Council, on behalf of the ECB, relating to the T10 Cricket League played in the UAE last year.

The charges are as follows:

– 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.

He has 14 days from Tuesday to respond to the charges against him. Lokuhettige, who represented Sri Lanka in nine ODIs and two Tests, last played an international game in 2013. Earlier this year, he was also accused of corruption by Al Jazeera in the first part of their sting operation. He was suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket, pending ICC investigation.

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