Three cricketers including the Captain charged by ICC anti corruption unit
ISLAMABAD - UAE cricket is in turmoil after three of leading players were charged with breaching cricket’s anti-corruption rules.
Mohammed Naveed, the UAE captain, Shaiman Anwar and Qadeer Ahmed have been suspended, having been charged with 13 counts of breaching the ICC’s anti-corruption code, The National has reported.
Fast-bowler Naveed has been charged with two counts of breaching the ICC code.
The first relates to “contriving, or being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of matches in the upcoming ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019,” according to the ICC.
Naveed has been charged with two similar offences related to playing in the T10 League, which is sanctioned by the Emirates Cricket Board, and has its anti-corruption operation overseen by ICC.
The second relates to “failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct in relation to the ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019 that would amount to corrupt conduct under the code.”
Shaiman, who is the highest-placed UAE batsman in the ICC rankings for T20 cricket, has been charged with similar breaches of the ICC code to Naveed.
Qadeer has been charged with six breaches, which includes collusion with Mehardeep Chhayakar, who is described by the ICC as “a participant in cricket in Ajman”, and who also faces a charge of his own.