After the Sri Lankan legend, Sanath Jayasuriya admitted to being in breach of articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 he was banned from Cricket for 2 years in February 2019 under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. This happened since he failed to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), and due to obstructing any investigation carried out by the ACU.
ICC has informed Jayasuriya that the terms of his agreed sanction have been met and his period of ineligibility has concluded. Therefore he is now re-eligible to participate or be otherwise involved in the game of Cricket.
Sanath issued a press release and started the below
’I am happy to announce that, the ICC ACU, has informed me that the terms of my agreed sanction have been met and my period of ineligibility has concluded. I am now, therefore, re-eligible to participate or be otherwise involved in the game of Cricket.
I reiterate the fact that I have always maintained a high degree of integrity throughout my cricketing career. I have always put country first and the cricket-loving public is the best witness to this aspect.
I am grateful & extend my sincere thanks to the Sri Lankan public and my fans who supported me throughout this period. You were a source of great strength to me during this difficult time.
I thank the Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC for the cooperation extended to me in this regard and I extend my appreciation for the services rendered to me by my lawyers Mr. Kalinga Indatissa, Presidents Counsel and Mr. Vishwa de Livera Tennekoon, Attorney-at-Law’.