T 10 league
ECB charges Sri Lankan player in T 10 league corruption scandal

Former Sri Lankan player Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged under an anti-corruption code related to the controversial T 10 cricket league played in the United Arab Emirates last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old, who played nine one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, has been charged with three counts of breaching the anti-corruption code of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), the global governing body said.

“Mr Lokuhettige has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect,” the ICC said in a statement.

Lokuhettige had 14 days to respond to the charges, it added.

The charges against the bowling all-rounder 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