Nuwan Zoysa has been charged with three counts of violation of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Due to the seriousness of the charges, the bowling coach of Sri Lanka has been temporarily suspended with immediate effect.
Although he has never worked directly with the national team, Zoysa is the head bowling coach of the Sri Lanka A team, and part of the tours of the Antilles and Bangladesh this year. He was a fast bowling coach in the Sri Lanka organization since September 2015 and had trained the Indian national team Goa before that.
Zoysa is accused of being involved in the attempt to improperly fix or influence the outcome or other aspects of an international match, to ask other professionals to do the same, and not to disclose any approach on the part of the potential repairers of the Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC.
Zoysa becomes the second cricketer in Sri Lanka in less than a month to be indicted by the ICC for corruption, as part of the ongoing ICC investigation into serious allegations of corruption in Sri Lanka.
Earlier this month, the former Zoysa captain and his teammate, Sanath Jayasuriya, was indicted by the ACU for their failure to cooperate in their investigation.
Zoysa, who retired from international cricket in 2007 after playing 30 tests and 95 ODI for Sri Lanka, has 14 days from November 1 to respond to the charges.