Match-fixing: Two UAE players accused of violating ICC anti-corruption code

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a release that UAE players Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed were charged’ with five counts of violating anti-corruption rules and were effective immediately. Was suspended. He has been accused’ of accepting bribes to fix or influence the match and of failing to show access to the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).

Match-fixing: Two UAE players accused of violating ICC anti-corruption code

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) suspended Ashfaq during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup qualifiers in October last year, but no formal charges have been filed’ against him so far.

The players have 14 days from September 13 to respond to the allegations, the ICC said.

According to the ICC statement, the charges are:

Article 2.1.3. Asking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept a bribe or another is to retaliate by: (a) cooperating in any way or in any other way. Concluding from, improperly affecting progress, conduct or any international aspect of the match or (b) ensure the presence of a particular event in an international match for betting or other malicious purposes.

Article 2.4.2 - Failure to disclose receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality or other benefits (of unnecessary delay) to the ACU, (a) was given to the recipient who knew or knew (Directly or indirectly) any breach of the Anti-Corruption Code, or (b) is made or provided in terms that may bring the participants or the game of cricket into disrepute.

Article 2.4.3 - All gifts (whether monetary or otherwise), hospitality and / or other non-contractual benefits offered to ACU (without undue delay) to any participant valued at US 7 750 or more Yes, whether or not there are conditions set out in Article 2.4.2, except to disclose personal gifts, hospitality and / or other non-contractual benefits offered by or by any close friend or relative There will be no restrictions. Participants, (ii) food or drink gifts or (iii) cricket hospitality gifts in connection with the matches participating in the match.

"Article 2.4.4 - Failure to disclose to the ACU the full details (of unnecessary delay) of any approaches or invitations received by the participant for engaging in corrupt conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code.

"Article 2.4.5. The ACU failed to disclose the full details of any facts or matters that came to its notice which could be evidence of corruption by another partner under the Code of Conduct."


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