Dilhara Lokuhettige faces corruption charges relating to T10 League

Ruben Hill
November 16, 2018

Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige was on Tuesday suspended by the ICC after charging him with match fixing during the T10 League in UAE a year ago.

The charges relate to December 2017's T10 Cricket League in the United Arab Emirates.

The ICC was appointed by the European Central Bank as the designated anti-corruption official and is issuing this charge on their behalf. However, he was not part of any of the squads in the UAE. 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.

The league, with six teams playing the newest ten-overs-a-side format, was held in Sharjah.

"Failure to disclose to a designated anti-corruption officer (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in corrupt conduct under the code".

Lokuhettige also featured in an Al Jazeera documentary Cricket's Match Fixers earlier this year in which he was talking to an undercover reporter about fixing a match.

He played nine one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka in a career spanned from 2005-2013.

Former captain Sanath Jayasuriya was last month charged with two counts of breaching the ICC's anti-corruption code He denied any wrongdoing.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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