Furious ICC warn Sri Lanka to prevent Sanath mixing with players
A furious ICC warned the Sri Lankan management not to allow former captain Sanath Jayasuriya to mix with their players after he was spotted in the Headingley crowd during Saturday’s game against India.
Jayasuriya, one of the heroes of Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup triumph, was banned for two years in February after pleading guilty to two breaches of the ICC’s anti-corruption code following a wide-reaching investigation into Sri Lankan cricket.
The ban does not prevent him attending matches as a spectator, though it is understood the anti-corruption unit were not impressed that he turned up – and even less so when ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly praised him on the TV commentary.
‘We are making sure he will not get access to any lounge or hospitality, any team areas, officials, the players or the players’ family and representatives,’ said an ICC spokesperson.
Jayasuriya, 50, was charged last October with failing to cooperate in the ICC’s investigation and ‘concealing, tampering with or destroying evidence’.
He initially denied the charges, before changing his plea ‘for the love of the cricket, for the greater good and to protect the integrity of cricket’.
He added: ‘I reiterate the fact that I have always maintained a high degree of integrity throughout my cricketing career.’
(Source: Daily Mail Online)
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how could he make such a statement when he and captain Angelo Mathews conspired to keep Ajantha Mendis the No 1 mystery spinner in the world in 2014 the very next day the elite ICC panel picked AM as the best ODI bowler in the world also at the same time they picked the ODI eleven for 2018 here too the panel picked AM to be the only Sri Lankan Cricketer to be in the ODI eleven for 2014 these could be confirmed from Crick info and with these credentials he was dropped for the world cup 2015 giving millions of dollars to Indian Bokies . Also it is a discredit to the sports minister /secretary when AM had declared himself fit a week before the selection for world Cup 2019 he was not selected here too like in 2015 we would have had very high hopes of winning the world cup
Just see how ICC is behaving during the CWC19, they are literally adding dimensions in every match for predictions. That means, they are allowing for betting and providing tips for it.
Sanath didn’t share his phone with ICC and they banned him for doing so. I’m not sure Sanath had any agreement or signed any contract with ICC for sharing personal phones details and other documents if requested.
But this is a privacy situation as he already engaged with a video scandal.
I think its a high time for another council to be established in the name of cricket.
Coz ICC is now stands only for money, and dubbed as Indian Cricket Council.
They are targeting Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, India since the cricket crazy crowed is too high, by which they can sell more tickets, get more sponsors and media bundles.
As long as one play ball with ICC they will turn a blind eye to corruption.
ICC policy is clear on organised gambling associated with cricket yet ICC continued to accommodate Sumathipala who runs the one and only organised gambling in Sri Lanka taking bets on Sri Lankan cricket at the club level! ICC failed to investigate this operation in spite of ICC policy. Even out of office he exercises significant influence on local cricket by providing a platform to bet on. This is dubious considering matches at the club level not being professional are vulnerable to be bribed to forfiet matches. To what influence this has on local cricket is yet to be determined. for
British are famous for being hypocrites this is a clear eflection of it. Snath to be tretaed as a petty criminal for not sharing his phone is preposterous for he he was ICC nvere framed any charges against him and as asuch ICC has no authority to request Snath to share his personal phone and he did the right thing.
Sanath ought to sue the ICC for slandering him making allegations without evidence