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.