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Two UAE Cricketers Banned for Eight Years by ICC

UAE Cricketers Banned

Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt banned for eight years due to corruption involvement by International Cricket Council.

Found Guilty

The ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found the two players guilty. The bans have been backdated to October 16, 2019 when the two players were provisionally suspended from attempting to corrupt games at the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in the UAE.

ICC Statements

The cricketers breached 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,” said ICC

They were also hooked under 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” ICC added

Naveed Breach Two Accounts

Naveed was also guilty of breaching two counts of Emirates Cricket Board Anti-Corruption Code while participating in the T10 League in 2019.

Alex Marshall

Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar represented UAE as their adopted country at the highest level in cricket.

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,” said Alex Marshall

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