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ICC Bans UAE Players Mohammmad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar for Match Fixing

The International Cricket Council has banned United Arab Emirates cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt from all cricket for eight years each for breaching the Anti-Corruption Code.

ICC Bans UAE Players Mohammmad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar for Match Fixing

The International Cricket Council has banned United Arab Emirates cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt from all cricket for eight years each for breaching the Anti-Corruption Code.

The duo was provisionally suspended on October 16, 2019 for attempting to corrupt matches of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in the UAE. The current bans are backdated to October, 2019.

Naveed has played 39 ODIs and 31 T20Is while Butt has played 40 ODIs and 32 T20Is.

Here’s the ICC statement on the bans:

“Following a full hearing and presentation of written and oral argument, the Tribunal found both Naveed and Shaiman guilty of:

Article 2.1.1 – for being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match or matches at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

Naveed was also found guilty of breaching the following two counts of the Emirates Cricket Board Anti-Corruption Code for Participants of the T10 League 2019:

Article 2.1.1 – for being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match or matches at the T10 League 2019.

Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code at the T10 League 2019. ”

“Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar represented their adopted country, the UAE at the highest level in cricket,” Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity Unit, said in the statement.

“Naveed was the captain and leading wicket taker. Anwar was the opening bat. Both had long international careers and were well versed in the threat from match fixers. That they both chose to engage with this corrupt activity was a cynical betrayal of their positions, their teammates, and all supporters of UAE cricket.

“I am pleased that the independent Tribunal has imposed significant bans from all forms of cricket and this should serve as a warning to any cricketer who considers taking the wrong path.”



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