Cricketer Nuwan Zoysa Banned Over Match Fixing

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Sri Lankan cricket player and coach Nuwan Zoysa has been banned by the International Cricket Council for match-fixing following an investigation.

The ICC's Anti-Corruption Tribunal had an investigation into Zoysa and concluded that he breached a number of rules related to influencing the outcome of matches. He was found to be in violation of Article 2.1.1, Article 2.1.4, and Article 2.4.4 of the ICC's anti-corruption rules. Of note, Article 2.1.4 references "directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any participant to breach Article 2.1."

Zoysa's ban will be for six years effective October 31st, 2018 and will see him unable to be associated with the sport in any form.

Commenting on the ban ICC General Manager Alex Marshall said, "Nuwan played 125 matches for Sri Lanka, attending a number of anti-corruption sessions during a decade-long international career. In his role as a national coach, he should have acted as a role model. Instead, he became involved with a corrupter and attempted to corrupt others.

"Contriving to fix a game betrays the basis of sporting principles. It will not be tolerated in our sport."

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