Sri Lanka coach Zoysa charged with match-fixing

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Former Sri Lankan pacer and bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa has been provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council after being charged with three counts of breaching the ICC's anti-corruption code.The allegations against the former left-arm pacer deal with Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4.

His suspension comes after Sri Lankan cricket was rocked by a documentary that allegedly showed cricketer Tharindu Mendis discussing a plan to doctor the pitch at Galle for the Test against England beginning next Tuesday.

Article 2.4.4 - failing to disclose to the ICC's anti-corruption unit full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in corrupt conduct under the code.

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The 40-year-old is accused of attempting to fix or otherwise influence improperly the result or other aspects of an worldwide match, of soliciting fellow professionals to do the same, and for failing to disclose any approach by potential fixers to the ICC. In the wake of this development, ACU general manager Alex Marshall had told ESPNcricinfo that Sri Lanka was "the country where we have conducted the most investigations in the last 12 months".

According to a related report in British daily The Daily Telegraph, "the charges relate to trying to recruit members of the current Sri Lanka team to fix upcoming matches". A third man, provincial coach Jeevantha Kulatunga, was also suspended.

Zoysa, who played 30 tests and 95 one-day internationals for Sri Lanka between 1999-2007, has two weeks to respond to the charges.

Zoysa has never worked with Sri Lanka's senior national team.

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