International cricket player banned from cricket for 7 years over match fixing offence

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International cricket player banned from cricket for 7 years over match fixing offence

*MUMBAI – **International cricket player banned from cricket for 7 years over match fixing offence.*

*Oman’s Yousuf Abdulrahim Al Balushi has been banned from cricket for seven years due to match-fixing offences, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.*

Al Balushi was found guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code on four counts relating to Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers held in the United Arab Emirates last year.

The 29-year-old admitted the charges and accepted the sanction imposed upon him, the world governing body said in a statement.

“This is a very serious offence where a player attempted but failed to get a team mate to engage in corrupt activity in high profile games and this is reflected in the severity of the sentence,” said ICC General Manager, Integrity, Alex Marshall.