Former Sri Lanka player Dilhara Lokuhettige has been banned from all cricket for eight years after he was found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code by an Anti-Corruption Tribunal. The ban is backdated to April 3, 2019, when he was provisionally suspended, the ICC said in a release.
The right-arm fast-medium bowler was found guilty of breaching three anti-corruption codes by the ICC.
"Having represented Sri Lanka in international cricket, Dilhara had attended a number of anti-corruption education sessions and would have known his actions were a breach of the Code," Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity Unit, said in a release.
"The severity of the sanction reflects the seriousness of his offences and his continued refusal to cooperate and should serve as a deterrent for anyone considering getting involved in corruption of any kind."