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Always conducted myself with integrity, says Sanath Jayasuriya after ICC charge

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ICC, on Monday, charged Jayasuriya for violating the anti-corruption code which deals with non-cooperation in investigations

Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya Tuesday refused to comment on the ICC’s charge of non-cooperation in an ongoing anti-corruption probe but insisted that he has always conducted himself with “integrity and transparency”.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday charged Jayasuriya for violating the anti-corruption code which deals with non-cooperation in investigations. However, he was not accused of indulging in any corrupt activity.

“…I am initially required to submit my response within 14 days. I am under strict legal advise that no comment is to be made in respect of the above charges as such a course would offend the ICC Rules,” Jayasuriya said in a statement.

The 49-year-old, who served as Sri Lanka’s Chairman of selectors besides being a former Parliamentarian, said he would comment further only after his response to the ICC is submitted.

“However, I am under advise to state that the above charges do not contain any allegations pertaining to match fixing, pitch fixing or any other similar corrupt activity,” he said.

“I have always conducted myself with integrity and transparency with matters concerning the sport and I will continue to do so,” he added.

 

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