ICC slap eight-year bans on UAE cricketers Mohammad Naveed, Shaiman Anwar Butt for match-fixing

ICC slap eight-year bans on UAE cricketers Mohammad Naveed, Shaiman Anwar Butt for match-fixing

Dubai: The ICC on Tuesday slapped eight-year bans on United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt for his or her alleged position in making an attempt to repair matches within the T20 World Cup qualifier in 2019.

The bans are backdated to 16 October, 2019, once they had been provisionally suspended for making an attempt to deprave matches and located responsible of breaching world physique’s Anti-Corruption Code.

The 33-year-old former captain and proper arm pacer Naveed has performed 39 ODIs and 31 T20 Internationals for his nation, whereas 42-year-old middle-order batsman Butt has performed 40 ODIs and 32 video games within the shortest format.

“Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar represented their adopted nation, the UAE on the highest stage in cricket,” Alex Marshall, ICC Common Supervisor – Integrity Unit, mentioned in an ICC launch.

File image of United Arab Emirates cricketer Shaiman Anwar. AFP

File picture of United Arab Emirates cricketer Shaiman Anwar. AFP

“Naveed was the captain and main wicket taker. Anwar was the opening batsman. Each had lengthy worldwide careers and had been nicely versed within the menace from match fixers.

“That they each selected to have interaction with this corrupt exercise was a cynical betrayal of their positions, their teammates, and all supporters of UAE cricket.”

In accordance with the discharge, the 2 cricketers had been discovered responsible of: Article 2.1.1 for being social gathering to an settlement or effort to repair or contrive or in any other case affect improperly the end result, progress, conduct or different side(s) of a match or matches on the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

Article 2.4.4 – Failing to speak in confidence to the ACU full particulars of any approaches or invites acquired to have interaction in corrupt conduct underneath the Code on the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

Naveed was additionally discovered responsible of breaching the next two counts of the Emirates Cricket Board Anti-Corruption Code for Contributors of the T10 League 2019:

Article 2.1.1 for being social gathering to an settlement or effort to repair or contrive or in any other case affect improperly the end result, progress, conduct or different side(s) of a match or matches on the T10 League 2019.

Article 2.4.4 – Failing to speak in confidence to the ACU full particulars of any approaches or invites acquired to have interaction in corrupt conduct underneath the Code on the T10 League 2019.

Marshall expressed happiness that each have been given vital sanctions.

“I’m happy that the impartial Tribunal has imposed vital bans from all types of cricket and this could function a warning to any cricketer who considers taking the mistaken path.”

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