Avishka Gunawardene, right, has been cleared of corruption ©Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s Avishka Gunawardene has been cleared of two breaches of the Emirates Cricket Board’s (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code, while one charge was proven and three dismissed against Nuwan Zoysa.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Gunawardene and Zoysa had been charged back in May 2019.

Gunawardene had been charged with "directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any participant" to fix a match.

He was also charged with "failing to disclose to the anti-corruption unit (without unnecessary delay) full details of any incident, fact, or matter that comes to the attention of a participant that may evidence corrupt conduct under the anti-corruption code by another participant".

The charges related to the T10 League in the United Arab Emirates in December 2017.

An independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal has unanimously cleared Gunawardene of both charges.

The 43-year-old is free to return to the sport.

Gunawardene is a former opening batsman who played six Tests and 61 one-day internationals (ODIs) for Sri Lanka between 1999 and 2006.

The Tribunal also considered four charges against Zoysa.

Nuwan Zoysa was cleared of three offences but found guilty on one charge ©Getty Images
Nuwan Zoysa was cleared of three offences but found guilty on one charge ©Getty Images

Zoysa was cleared of being party to an agreement to influence improperly the result of a match, soliciting or enticing a participant to breach anti-corruption regulations and failing to disclose full details of any approach to fix a match.

Yet he was found guilty of a breach of article 2.4.6 for "failing or refusing, without compelling justification to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code".

The ICC says a detailed decision will be announced to the parties in due course and remains subject to appeal.

The ICC, acting on behalf of the ECB, says it will consider the written reasoned decision in full.

Zoysa, a former bowler who played in 30 Tests and 95 ODIs for his country during the 10 years between 1997 and 2007, has already been banned from the sport for six years.

He was found guilty of three charges last month, related to match-fixing and associated offences.