Former Sri Lankan player Dilhara Lokuhettige has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The independent body Anti-Corruption Tribunal confirmed after a hearing that the player was found guilty of committing three offences under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
Dilhara Lokuhettige was found guilty of committing three offences under Article 2.1.1, Article 2.1.4, and Article 2.4.4 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
Article 2.1.1 “for being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match”; Article 2.1.4 for “Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1”; Article 2.4.4 for “Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code”.
ICC had charged the Sri Lankan player under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code back in November 2019. Following this, Lokuhettige exercised his right to hearing before the Tribunal.
ICC charged him on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for breaching ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants for the T10 League. Lokuhettige will remain suspended.
Lokuhettige has represented Sri Lanka in 9 One-Day Internationals and 2 Twenty20 Internationals. He made his debut against India in 2005 and played his last ODI in 2013.