16 November 2018

Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige was charged with corruption by the International Cricket Council. He breached three counts of the Emirates Cricket Board’s (ECB) anti-corruption code in the T10 Cricket League played in the UAE last year. He has 14 days to respond to the charges. The offence relates to match fixing.

Lokuhettige played in nine one-day internationals and two T20 internationals between 2005 and 2013.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been facing a series of corruption cases recently. Former paceman and bowling coach, Nuwan Zoysa, was provisionally suspended on 31 October after being charged by the ICC with match-fixing. He was sent promptly on “compulsory leave”. Former captain Sanath Jayasuriya was last month charged with two counts of breaching the ICC’s anti-corruption code. He denied any wrongdoing. In October, SLC’s chief financial officer Wimal Nandika Dissanayake was remanded in custody for suspected financial misappropriation connected with awarding telecast rights to Sony TV.