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Match fixing scandal: ICC suspends UAE captain and two others

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

17th Oct, 2019. 11:52 am
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ICC suspends captain Mohammad Naveed and two others

Captain Mohammed Naveed, one of three United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketers who have been charged with corruption, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced.

After being withdrawn from the UAE squad along with two others, all three players have been provisionally suspended by after being charged with a range of breaches of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Mohammed Naveed, Shaiman Anwar, Qadeer Ahmed and a participant in cricket from Ajman have been charged with 13 counts and were all immediately stood down.

The players have 14 days from 16 October 2019 to respond.

All three have been provisionally suspended with immediate effect.

A fourth individual, Mehardeep Chhayakar, was also charged for refusing to cooperate with the ICC.

Mohammed Naveed has been charged with two breaches each from both the ICC and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).

The UAE selectors offered no explanation earlier this week when Naveed was left out of the squad for the T20 World Cup qualifiers, replaced as skipper by spinner Ahmed Raza.

Likewise, the breaches from the ECB mirror those from the global body, except that they are in relation to this year’s T10 event to be held in Abu Dhabi in November.

Qadeer Ahmed has been charged with six breaches of the ICC Code, including offences related to the Zimbabwe vs UAE series in April 2019, among others.

Shaiman Anwar has been charged on two counts, both in relation to the upcoming qualifiers, for contriving to fix and not reporting illegal conduct.

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