Dubai: Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for breaching its Anti-Corruption Code. He has 14 days to respond  to the charges.

In a media statement, ICC said that the 49-year-old Jayasuriya has been charged on two counts. Jayasuriya has responded to the charges and said, “always conducted myself with integrity and transparency”.

According to ICC, Jayasuriya has been charged on the following codes.

“1. Article 2.4.6 – Failure or refusal, without compelling justification to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including failure to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU as part of such investigation.

“2. Article 2.4.7 – Obstructing or delaying any investigation that may be carried out by the ACU, including concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence or may lead to the discovery of evidence of corrupt conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code.”

 “Mr Jayasuriya has 14 days from 15 October 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage,” it added.

According to BBC, Jayasuriya says the charges "do not contain allegations pertaining to match fixing, pitch fixing or any other similar corrupt activity".

"The charges allege that I have not been cooperative and not assisted their investigations. I have always conducted myself with integrity and transparency with matters concerning the sport and I will continue to do so," the former left-handed batsman added.