Nuwan Zoysa (Photo: LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Sri Lanka pace bowler Nuwan Zoysa has been banned from all cricket for six years after an International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of breaching its code, the sport’s governing body said on Wednesday.

The ban for 42-year-old Zoysa, who has also had coaching stints with the Sri Lanka women’s team and the men’s ‘A’ squad, is retroactive from October 31, 2018 when he was provisionally suspended, the ICC added.

“Nuwan played 125 matches for Sri Lanka, attending a number of anti-corruption sessions during a decade-long international career,” Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity Unit, said in a statement.

“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.

“Contriving to fix a game betrays the basis of sporting principles. It will not be tolerated in our sport.”

In November, Zoysa was found guilty of match-fixing by an independent anti-corruption tribunal.