Former Sri Lanka captain and selector Sanath Jayasuriya has said he has "always conducted [himself] with integrity and transparency with matters concerning the sport", in the wake of being charged on two counts under the ICC's anti-corruption code.
"However, I am under advice to state that the above charges do not contain any allegations pertaining to match-fixing, pitch fixing or any other similar corrupt activity", he added.
The 1996 World Cup victor is accused of failing to co-operate with an investigation and "concealing, tampering with or destroying evidence".
He said the ICC had had not mentioned names of any cricketer in the Sri Lankan cricket squad in its detailed briefing handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and himself on the serious allegations of corruption in cricket in the country.
It is understood that the charges relate to an ODI past year between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Hambontota, when Jayasuriya allegedly refused to hand over all his mobile phones.
Jayasuriya played 110 tests, scoring 6,973 runs with 14 hundreds before his retirement in 2007 but it was in the shorter form of cricket that he really stamped his name on the game.
The ICC said it will not make any further comments on the charges at this point in time.
The investigation led to Galle curator Jayananda Warnaweera being banned for three years in 2016 for failing to cooperate with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).
The news has rocked Sri Lanka, who are now hosting a one-day series against England, the top-ranked team in the world.
He was the first player to score over 12,000 runs and capture more than 300 wickets in ODI cricket.
However, Minister Faiszer Mustapha said in Parliament last week that the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit had only cautioned that as the Sri Lankan team consists of all young players, they are more vulnerable to being exposed to match related crimes, but had not mentioned any of the cricketers specifically.
In 2013, he became the island nation's cricket selection committee's chairman.