Former Sri Lanka captain, Mahela Jayawardene has criticized Sanath Jayasuriya, who was banned for two years after admitting to breaching two counts of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code. Jayasuriya is one of the greatest cricketers to have played for Sri Lanka. So this came as a shock for many of his cricket fans.

Jayawardene tweeted and questioned Jayasuriya that if he loves the game why didn’t he cooperate with the anti-corruption unit.

“Its a sad day for SL cricket to see one of their favorite sons getting a two year suspension from @ICC. why not cooperate? If any one loves the beutiful game in our country should expose the curupted so we protect the next genaration. #Values,” read his tweet.

According to an ICC release, “Mr Jayasuriya, the former Sri Lanka Cricket Chair of Selectors, admitted to being in breach of the following provisions of the Code:

1. Article 2.4.6 – Failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including failure to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU as part of such investigation.

2. Article 2.4.7 – Obstructing or delaying any investigation that may be carried out by the ACU, including concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence or may lead to the discovery of evidence of corrupt conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code.

The release further added that “As a result of the admissions, he has accepted a sanction of a two-year period of ineligibility.”

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