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Sri Lanka pair charged with match-fixing by the ICC

Nuwan Zoysa has been hit with a charge of four breaches of global cricket's anti-corruption code, while Avishka Gunawardene is alleged to have been in breach twice

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The ICC have charged two former Sri Lanka internationals with match-fixing.

Nuwan Zoysa has been hit with a charge of four breaches of global cricket's anti-corruption code, while Avishka Gunawardene is alleged to have been in breach twice.

Both men have until May 23 to respond. Zoysa had already been provisionally suspended by the ICC because of previous charges laid against him in November, and Gunawardene has now joined him.

Both men are alleged to have briefed article 2.1.4 of the code, which relates to "directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any participant to breach Article 2.1."

Zoysa is also accused of breaching article 2.1 - "being party to an agreement to influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspects of a match".

The ICC undertook an intensive investigation of Sri Lankan cricket earlier this year, including offering an amnesty to those who came forward with information about match-fixing in the country.

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