ICC suspends UAE cricketers for breach of anti-corruption code

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International Cricket Council (ICC)

The ICC on Sunday provisionally suspended UAE cricketers Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed on match fixing prices.

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) had suspended opener Ashfaq throughout the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in October final yr however no formal prices had been laid because it waited for investigations to recover from.

The 38-year-old Hayat, a medium pacer has performed 9 ODIs and 4 T20Is whereas 35-year-old Ashfaq has represented the nation in 16 ODIs and 12 T20Is.

“The players have 14 days from 13 September to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage,” ICC stated in a launch.

Amir and Ashfaq have been charged underneath article 2.1.3 and 4 different from 2.4.2 to 2.4.5 of ICC’s anti-corruption code.

The article 2.1.3 is particular to match fixing. It states, “Seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept any bribe or other Reward to: (a) fix or to contrive in any way or otherwise to influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any International Match; or “(b) guarantee for Betting or different corrupt functions the prevalence of a specific incident in an International Match.”

The other four breaches (2.4.2 to 2.4.5) are specific to non-disclosure of corrupt approach to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).

The non-disclosure violation ranges from delay in intimation, intentionally accepting gifts or benefits which is higher than USD 750 which can include personal gifts, hospitality and cricket specific hospitality.

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