The anti-corruption tribunal of the ICC has prohibited Sanath Jayasundara, a previous Sri Lanka Cricket efficiency analyst, from all cricket for seven years after he was found guilty of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code. In January 2019, Jayasundara had attempted to pay off Sri Lanka’s then sports minister Harin Fernando to try and “influence the result, progress, conduct or any other element of a global match improperly.”
The tribunal discovered Jayasundara guilty of:
” Jayasundara’s effort to pay off a Minister is a grave transgression while the efforts to conceal his tracks and the absence of regret are hugely frustrating,” Alex Marshall, general manager of the ICC’s stability unit, stated in a statement. “We will not tolerate corrupt conduct in our sport, and my team will be relentless in preventing such habits. This ban should function as a deterrent for anyone who may be tempted along the incorrect path.”
The ban is backdated to 11th May 2019, when he was provisionally suspended.
Fernando is comprehended to have reported the supposed attempted kickback to the ACU at the time of it happening, less than a month after he had been selected sports minister in December 2018.
A veteran worker of Sri Lanka Cricket, Jayasundara had worked with Sri Lanka’s Under-19 group, and his duties with the board’s Brain Centre and dealt with the men’s national team.