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2 UAE Cricketers Banned Under ICC Corruption Code For Corrupting Matches

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt have been banned by ICC for 8 years. The duo was found chargeable by the ICC Anti-Corruption tribunal of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Back in 2009, Naveed and Butt were temporarily suspended by ICC as they were suspected of corrupting matches of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in the UAE.

Now after a full consultation and presentation of written and oral argument, Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt the court found both cricketers guilty. The two cricketers have now been banned by ICC from all cricket on the following basis:

UAE cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt banned by ICC 

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 aspects (s) of a match or matches at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

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.


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Meanwhile, Navdeep who even captained UAE in international cricket was further found wrong in breaching the two counts of the Emirates Cricket Board Anti-Corruption Code for Participants of the T10 League 2019.

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 aspects (s) of a match or matches at the T10 League 2019.

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 T10 League 2019.

“Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar represented their adopted country, the UAE 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. That they both chose to engage with this corrupt activity was a cynical betrayal of their positions, their teammates, and all supporters of UAE cricket”, said Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of Integrity Unit.

“I am pleased that the independent Tribunal has imposed significant bans from all forms of cricket and this should serve as a warning to any cricketer who considers taking the wrong path”, he concluded.


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