ICC charges Dilhara Lokuhettige with three counts of anti-corruption code breach
Former Sri Lanka player Dilhara Lokuhettige finds himself in trouble again. © AFP

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged with three counts of breaching the International Cricket Council‘s (ICC) anti-corruption code.

Having been charged for similar offences by the ICC last year on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board, in relation to the T10 League in 2017, Lokuhettige was on Thursday charged by cricket’s governing body with the following three offences:

Article 2.1.1 – Fixing, contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to any agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any International Match

Article 2.1.4 – Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1.

Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received by him to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.

Lokuhettige was last year suspended by the ICC and a statement today said that that remains “in full force and effect” and that the Sri Lankan has additionally been provisionally suspended under the ICC Code pending the determination of these new charges. (READ: ICC urges Sri Lanka to come clean on corruption)

Lokuhettige has 14 days from April 3, 2019 to respond to the new charges. (READ: To fight corruption, ICC to work with Interpol)