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UAE fixing scandal: Four players including UAE captain charged and immediately suspended

Mohammed Naveed, Qadeer Ahmed and Shaiman Anwar, along with Ajman player charged under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

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After being withdrawn from the UAE squad along with two others, all three players including captain Mohammed Naveed have been provisionally suspended by after being charged with a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.

Charges include direct involvement in fixing

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

The ICC breaches relate to being directly involved in, or agreeing to fix matches and also for failing to report information in relation to corrupt conduct with respect of the upcoming T20 World Cup Qualifiers, which get underway on Friday in the UAE.

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 v 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.

UAE named in Al Jazeera in fixing investigation

This comes after the May 2018 Al Jazeera’s special on match-fixing where the alleged ring leaders said they had the “UAE team in our hand (to fix matches)” who were allegedly paid around $25,000 each.

According to the report the fixer had “five (UAE) players, say three are batsmen and two are bowlers” on their roster.

Al Jazeera’s 2018 investigation, comments relating to UAE start from 46 m 50 s

More to come…

Details from ICC release:

Mohammed Naveed:

Two breaches of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code:

Breach of Article 2.1.1 – contriving, or being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of matches in the upcoming ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019.

Breach of Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct in relation to the ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019 that would amount to corrupt conduct under the Code.

Naveed has also been charged with a further two breaches of the Emirates Cricket Board Code for the T10 League. The ICC has been appointed by the ECB as the Designated Anti-Corruption Official for the purposes of the ECB’s Code at the T10 League (as it had in previous editions) and as such has issued the following two charges on the ECB’s behalf:

Breach of Article 2.1.1 – contriving, or being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of matches in the upcoming T10 League 2019

Breach of Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to corrupt conduct under the Code.

Qadeer Ahmed Khan has been charged with six breaches of the ICC Code:

Breach of Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to Corrupt Conduct under the Code in relation to the Zimbabwe v UAE series in April 2019.

Breach of Article 2.3.2 – disclosing Inside Information to Mehar Chhayakar in August 2019 in circumstances where he knew or should have known that the information might be used for betting purposes.

Breach of Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to Corrupt Conduct under the Code in relation to the Netherlands v UAE series in August 2019.

Breach of Article 2.4.5 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any facts or matters that came to his attention that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under the Code by another Participant.

Breach of Article 2.4.6 – failing or refusing to cooperate with an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code.

Breach of Article 2.4.7 – obstructing or delaying an ACU investigation including by concealing information that may be relevant to that investigation.

Shaiman Anwar Butt has been charged with the following two breaches of the ICC Code:

Breach of Article 2.1.1 – contriving, or being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of matches in the upcoming ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019.

Breach of Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct in relation to the ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019 that would amount to corrupt conduct under the Code.

Mehardeep Chhayakar who has participated in cricket in Ajman has been charged with the following breach of the ICC Code:

Breach of Article 2.4.6 – failing or refusing to cooperate with an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code.

Related: Hong Kong trio banned by ICC for match-fixing.

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