Cricket: Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Zoysa convicted of match-fixing by tribunal

Dubai: The former pace of Sri Lanka, Nuwan Zoysa, has been convicted of match-fixing by an independent corruption tribunal and will be granted, the International Cricket Council (ICC) of the sport said on Thursday.

The 42-year-old Zoysa was provisionally suspended in October 2018 and charged with three offenses under the ICC’s anti-corruption code, including ‘party in an agreement or attempt to rectify a match’.

“Zoysa has been convicted on all charges after exercising his right to a trial before a tribunal,” the ICC said in a statement. “Zoysa remains suspended and sanctions will follow in due course.”

Zooma, born in Colombo, is also accused of violating four charges of the Emirates Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code for players who participated in a T10 league in the UAE in 2017 and the proceedings continue, the ICC added.

The bowler on the left arm played 30 Tests and 95 ODIs from 1997-2007.

Source: Gulf News

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