23 October, 2019

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Sanath Jayasuriya Banned For Two Years; Cannot Take Part In Any Cricket-Related Activity

Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned for two years by the ICC for refusing to co-operate with investigations concerning corruption. Jayasuriya cannot take part in any cricket-related activity until 2021.

Sanath Jayasuriya

Last October Jayasuriya had been charged with offences related to anti-corruption investigations. The ICC said Jayasuriya had been charged with violating two clauses of the ICC anti-corruption code.

The clauses Jayasuriya had allegedly violated are;

Article 2.4.6 – Failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including failure to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU as part of such investigation.

2) Article 2.4.7 – Obstructing or delaying any investigation that may be carried out by the ACU, including concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence or may lead to the discovery of evidence of corrupt conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code.”

The former Sri Lankan cricketer had been given two weeks, from 15 October 2018, to respond to the charges, against him. Sanath Jayasuriya refused to hand over the mobile phones he had been using during the investigation.

Related stories:

Sanath Jayasuriya In Hot Water: Officially Charged With Violating ICC Anti-Corruption Code

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  • 16
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    money is the root of all evil
    how true

  • 15
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    Another pseudo patriot/nationalist/politician bites the dust, plenty to go. A truly shit hole country. Morning it was FCID chief now Sanath. Tomorrow ???? This should bring lot of other pseudos howling and screaming to defend one of their ilk.

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      chiv:
      Truer words than yours have seldom been spoken, particularly since there seems to be a whole recent campaign to whitewash any totally unacceptable conduct if the person claims Sri Lankan nationality!

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      Chic,

      He has a shaven head. He should wear a saffron robe, and ask for the saffron exemption.

  • 15
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    This is another visible plague “Wall Street Greed” that had invaded Sri Lanka. Now the “Media Circus” will start with a slogan: “Hands off our National Cricket Hero”. If the title “HERO” is awarded to any “SOB”, that is good enough for the “Media” and the “Slaves” of Sri Lanka to go into hype and forget all other issues, (particularly Moral) and even to vote him as their “Representative” in the Legislature. This punishment is only for being “Non Cooperative” with the investigations. There are many other grave allegations against him and those too must be inquired into without further delay and award punishments accordingly. That is the WAY to teach all others a lesson. Get all BIG FISH netted and put them to “Cold Storage” not to be preserved but to PERISH.To the “ASGIRIYA” chapter of the “Buddhist Cult”:- There need not be a “HITLER” to do that; but what we need is a “JUDICIARY SYSTEM (clean sweep from the Black Coat Mafia) that delivers QUICK judgement on all “High Profile” cases that are pushed from one court to the other with the hidden agenda of the “Culprits” well assisted by the “MAFIA” – the “Black Coat”.

  • 14
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    The game of the gentlemen they said

  • 22
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    ICC is an international body. It will punish Sinhala criminals after a fair inquiry, unlike Sri Lanka government and its judicial arm which is shielding Sinhala criminals and are known to be institutionally racist. This is why an international mechanism against war crimes committed by security forces is an absolute necessity.

    • 9
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      This has nothing to do with war crimes! Cant you as an educated man write something relevant? Shame on you! You should realize that there are Tamil criminals too like Raj Rajaratnam who is in jail for large scale financial fraud! you cant compare war crimes investigations to ICC investigations!

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        Ruwan,

        Shows you what a high caliber “Doctor” he is. LOL!

        The Racist cells in his brain have overtaken the Normal cells.

        Only a Tamil “Doctor” can write something like that. What a genius. LOL!

        • 6
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          Retarded Shemale bugger, at least he became a doctor, what do you have to show for yourself? You joined the army and retired at a very low level as a Lt.? Even that you were in the sanitation department in the army cleaning toilets.

    • 2
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      Keep dreaming and wishing, thats all that will happen. [edited out]

  • 10
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    The crooketer was not charged for his original crime. Probably investigating that might have earned him more serious penalty than obstruction of investigation. So he went for this game. He has learned this from Appe Aanduwa and blocked the proper ACU investigation. Now the cricket ICC has punished him leniently. This is why Ranil is obstructing Rome Accord ICC investigation. His promise is getting out the rapist Army from any punishment.

  • 16
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    Obviously he is guilty and this sentence is far too lenient. This turncoat is a disgrace to the sport having used political connections to get selected at the dirty old age of 41. He has also displayed his skills in video recordings of new strokes still to be introduced in cricket with a batting partner of the opposite sex. F….king disgrace.

    • 0
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      Jayasooriya should get 200 years ban from Cricket

  • 3
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    Why LASt boss was Thilanga Sumathipala.

    • 11
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      @JD, idiot do you think the Tamils may have influenced this dirt bag to do such crime? Go and spread that lie too, fool!!!!

  • 6
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    Someone called cricket was a game of ‘GENTLEMEN’ and here we see one!

    • 7
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      CT, there are too many pics of Sanath around. Why did you choose that great mugshot?

  • 8
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    One cannot take away the credit to Sarath for his contribution to cricket in general and SL cricket in particular.
    Sarath was lured into politics by selfish politicians. This eventually led to his downfall.
    He probably realises that when the crunch comes, he is on his own.

    • 9
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      What about his own selfishness, like that of Murali?

  • 3
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    Sanath Jayasooriya can be honest for the sake of the game which made him popular, well known and rich. Because, it is well know politicization of the game made Politicians rich because of the game. Some have explained how thilanga Sumathipala earned Rs six billion bu the players lost so many games. this time election was won by Sumathipala’s people. that helps cover the trails.

  • 3
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    what is the point of a 2 year ban.it should have been at least 5 years,to be a real deterrent to others.

  • 2
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    Be the bugger a cleaner, a clerk, a cop, a teacher, a customs officer, an engineer, a doctor, politician, a cricketer all IN SL have the talent to find an additional income to support their lifestyles – CORRUPTION!!!

  • 6
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    Sanath is only the tip of the iceberg.

    There are some more, not only players, but in the administration as well.

    This is a huge shame, because will never be able to enjoy our successes because at this time in Sri Lanka, the game stinks.

  • 4
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    Next on line Dilshan the politician/pseudo/nationalist. Rajapaksas will see to that. They use, abuse and discard as they like. Cricketing brains know all about reading the game and strategise but it is not same as in dirty politics (that too Rajapaksa politics, which is of their own)

  • 0
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    Must be in a world of “juice” right now!!

  • 5
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    OK, OK, Sanath got it, Typical Lankan excuse. Sanath your strategies in cricket has come off at times. But not your political ones. You just following your mentors . Sanath in press meet says “without any evidence they found me guilty of corruption. ” OH POOR ME ” . The truth is you never cooperated with the investigation, refused to hand over evidence, tried altering evidence, lied to the officials and tried every trick in Lankan book to deceive,connive, hide, distort, change evidence —–etc—-etc. ICC gave more than enough rope and time to come clean. You were just arrogant and got caught red handed. When guilty you took the same steps, just as all our Lankan politicians do. “POOR ME”. Tell this shit to people of your ilk., the politicians. The cricketers they all know the facts. Lets see how many will come out to defend you???. (which I doubt)They will be putting their credibility on line, for a shit head like you.

  • 1
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    By the way Sanath, the profile pic is a perfect MUG SHOT for you.

  • 1
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    Oh, come on. Let’s not get carried away. What indeed is the ‘offence’ Sanath is accused of? It’s a failure to co-operate with the ICC by declining to make available to it, his mobile/smart phone. And why is that unreasonable? A mobile/smart phone can have on it all sorts of information and data, some of it of a very personal and confidential nature which the owner is entitled to not let others see. This should apply to Sanath’s phone as well. The fact that he declined to give his phone to the ICC team does not necessarily mean the phone contains anything implicating him in match fixing or such irregular cricket activity. The ICC is cricket’s governing body but I wonder whether its jurisdiction should extend so far as to include a right to access to a former cricketer’s phone, without a duly issued Court order.

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    Whatever it is, even if he was involved in Match fixing we must rally round him because he’s a Sinhalese boy who brought so much glory to the nation by thrashing those Australian convicts to hell.

    Even if he made a mistake, we can hear him say sorry and we can move on. Tamils, Muslims and Burghers should not be afforded the same luxury simply because their contribution to the country is pretty negligible. Especially, the Tamils who have been detrimental to the country should be dealt with severely if something simillar happens.

    • 3
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      Well said Shamal.

      • 3
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        Shamal and Ravi,
        Why blame others in this matter?
        The “master blaster” entered politics and lost his reputation & honor.

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        • 1
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          Then “master blaster” Now “master plaster”

  • 5
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    Based on Crook Sanath not working with the investigation and getting banned for 2 years, why won’t the Sri Lankan Cricket association ban him for life? This would act would reestablish the integrity of Cricket in SL. At the same time continue with the internal investigation of Bookie King Sumathipala who is the leader of the crooks.

  • 7
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    Which occupation in Srilanka is not corrupt? Cricket, Police, most if not all Govt:departments, clergy of all religions and of course our erstwhile Politicians etc etc etc; Quite a long and never ending list.
    Did it start with Adam and Eve or with Wijeya and Kuveni?

    • 2
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      Plato

      “Did it start with Adam and Eve or with Wijeya and Kuveni?”

      Actually it started with Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala, who provided the theoretical basis for a new identity, the Sinhala/Buddhists, sons of the land, who can do any damn thing and get away with murder. Being Sinhala/Buddhist, they can invoke the right to impunity whenever they are in the wrong.

      I lost count of the number of DIGs being charged or investigated by CID for murder, corruption, ….. It’s only the tip of the iceberg.

  • 0
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    Sanath Jayasuriya is one who was not faithful to his wife (wives).He “married” thrice .How will it be possible for him to be faithful to the game or to the nation? No wonder he is an acolyte of the ‘medamullana’ clan. Deceit, dishonesty, perfidy, shamelessness, selfishness, avarice, arrogance, lust, treachery, greed, corruption, chauvinism, fanaticism, all rolled into one these Rajapaksa faithfuls.

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