Sri Lanka bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa charged with breaching ICC conduct code

  • Sri Lanka bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa charged with breaching ICC conduct code

Sri Lanka bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa charged with breaching ICC conduct code

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Wednesday, provisionally suspended former Sri Lanka fast bowler and bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa with immediate effect for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

The former global player has been charged with three counts of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code, which included "fixing or contriving" in an worldwide match.

The ICC is now conducting a full-scale investigation into the alleged corruption in Sri Lankan cricket.

Following Sanath Jayasuriya's charges, another Sri Lankan stalwart is in trouble with the ICC with regards to corruption in cricket.

England's three-Test series against Sri Lanka starts on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old is accused of attempting to fix or otherwise influence improperly the result or other aspects of an worldwide match, of soliciting fellow professionals to do the same, and for failing to disclose any approach by potential fixers to the ICC.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had earlier suspended Galle groundsman Tharanga Indika and professional cricketer Tharindu Mendis, who allegedly spoke about fixing the pitch to ensure a result in under four days in a sting operation by a TV channel.

Sri Lankan bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa at a training session. A third man, provincial coach Jeevantha Kulatunga, was also suspended.

Zoysa, who played from Sri Lanka from 1997-2207, has 14 days to answer the charges.

He was also charged with encouraging and instigating players to influence a particular result in the game and also for failing to report any "approaches to engage in corrupt conduct".

Zoysa has never worked with Sri Lanka's senior national team.