ICC bans UAE players Naveed, Shaiman from all cricket for 8 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 March 2021 (17:50 IST)
Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday banned former captain and opener from all cricket for eight years after Anti-Tribunal found them guilty of breaching the Anti-Corruption Code in January 2021.

Their eight-year ban have been backdated to 16 October, 2019 - when the duo was charged and provisionally suspended for attempting to corrupt matches during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in the UAE.
 
Following a full hearing and presentation of written and oral argument, the Tribunal found both Naveed and Shaiman guilty of:
 
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.
 
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.
 
Naveed was also found guilty of breaching the following 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 aspect(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. 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 - 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 added. (UNI)