Here’s why Nuwan Zoysa has been banned for 6 years

We have seen so many cricketers getting banned from the cricketing sport in the past. Now there has been one more addition to this list. The former Sri Lankan cricketing star Nuwan Zoysa is the latest entry. ICC has banned him for a term of 6 years following his breach of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

He cannot play any form of cricket during this period. The ICC Anti-Corruption tribunal found him guilty under multiple articles – Article 2.1.1, Article 2.1.4, and Article 2.4.4. 

The board backdated his ban to November 31, 2018, when he was provisionally suspended. He became the 4th Srilankan star to breach the ICC Anti-Corruption Code after 2016, joining Sanath Jayasuriya, Jayananda Warnaweera, and Dilhara Lokuhettige. 


Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity Unit, said: “Nuwan played 125 matches for Sri Lanka, attending a number of anti-corruption sessions during a decade-long international career. In his role as a national coach, he should have acted as a role model. Instead, he became involved with a corrupter and attempted to corrupt others”.

Interesting things you need to know about Nuwan Zoysa

Nuwan was an excellent fast bowler for his nation as he got the chance to feature in 30 Tests and 95 ODI matches. He bagged a total of 64 red ball wickets and 108 wickets when it comes to ODI cricket. The Sri Lankan star had a decent outing with the bat in the ODIs, as his highest individual score in this format was 47 runs. 

He also holds the record of being the first player to take a hat-trick on the first three balls of the test match, which he claimed in the 8th Test match of his career, and that was against Zimbabwe in the year 1999. 


Many of us might not know, but he was also part of the Indian Premier League during its initial stages. He was part of the Deccan Chargers franchise but couldn’t make it big enough following his poor performances.

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