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Former Sri Lankan all-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige has been handed an eight year ban after breach of ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code. The 40-year-old cricketer has been charged with three breaches of ICC’s Code. However, unlike Heath Streak, who was also handed a ban for eight years last week, Dilhara Lokuhettige is yet to accept the charges.

Charges posed on Dilhara Lokuhettige by the International Cricket Council

Lokuhettige has been upheld with breaching Article 2.1.1, being a party to an effort to fix, otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct, or other aspect(s) of an international match. He has also been charged for disobeying Article 2.1.4, directly solicited, induced, enticed or encouraged one Sri Lankan player to breach Code Article 2.1.1. The third breach is of Article 2.4.4, which comprises of failure to disclose to the ACU (without unnecessary delay, or at all) full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct under the Code.