4 April 2019
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged former Sri Lanka fast bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige for breaching three anti-corruption codes. He was provisionally suspended by the ICC in November for a similar offence in relation to the T10 League in 2017, under the Emirates Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code.
He is charged with trying to fix a domestic match, encouraging a player to influence another match and failing to swiftly disclose the issue to the designated anti-corruption officer. An offence was committed in the United Arab Emirates last year. Emirates Cricket Board has appointed ICC as its designated anti-corruption official.
He has been given two weeks to respond to the new charges.
On Wednesday, the ICC said it would be working in close cooperation with the Interpol to widen the scope of its fight against corruptors in the sport across the world.