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Former Sri Lankan analyst charged for trying to bribe country's sports minister

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said it has charged a Sri Lankan team advisor with trying to bribe the country's sports minister to influence an international match.

The move against Sanath Jayasundara, a performance analyst for the national team, came after minister Harin Fernando said in January that a Sri Lanka Cricket employee had offered him inducements to change the national squad.

"Recently someone tried to bribe me as well," Fernando said, without naming who approached him. "I was offered a bribe to get some players into the team. I reported the incident to the ICC."

Cricket's world body said Jayasundara had two weeks to respond to two charges brought against him.

He was accused of "offering a bribe or other reward to the Sri Lankan sports minister to contrive in any way or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of an international match."

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