ICC Suspends Dilhara Lokuhettige on Fixing Charges in UAE's T10 League

Former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige

Lokuhettige played in nine one-day internationals between 2005 and 2013

Cape Town - Former Sri Lankan fast bowler, Dilhara Lokuhettige, has been charged and suspended for corruption during the first edition of the T10 league held previous year, the International Cricket Council said yesterday.

On Tuesday, the ICC stated that it had charged the former Sri Lanka allrounder, on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board, on three counts of breaching its code in regards to the T10 Cricket League held in the UAE in 2017. The ICC's anti-corruption unit (ACU) continues its investigation in the country. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been grappling with a series of corruption cases and Lokuhettige is the latest name to be added to the list of those involved.

Fellow Sri Lankans Nuwan Zoysa and Sanath Jayasuriya have also been charged with corruption-related offences recently. Furthermore, ICC have suspended Lokuhettige for with immediate effect. He was recently seen allegedly talking about a fix in Al Jazeera's "Cricket's Match Fixers" documentary, which was aired in May.

'I am under strict legal advice that no comment is to be made in respect of the charges as such a course would offend the International Cricket Council rules, ' said Jayasuriya last month.

He played nine One-day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals, the last of which was against India in 2013.

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