UAE participant Qadeer Ahmed Khan was banned for 5 years by the ICC.© Twitter/ICC
The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on April 21 banned Qadeer Ahmed Khan for 5 years for breaching the Anti Corruption Code. Mehardeep Chhayakar was additionally booked on six accounts of corruption by the ICC. Khan was earlier charged in October 2019. “Mr Khan’s interval of ineligibility has been backdated to 16 October 2019, when he was provisionally suspended,” the ICC launch stated. The ICC stated that Khan admitted to 6 breaches that pertains to failing to reveal approaches or invites obtained in relation to the Zimbabwe v UAE collection in April 2019.
Khan disclosed inside data in August 2019 in circumstances the place he knew or ought to have recognized that the knowledge is perhaps used for betting functions.
He did not open up to the ACU full particulars of any approaches or invites obtained in relation to the Netherlands v UAE collection in August 2019.
He additionally did not disclose full particulars of any details or issues that got here to his consideration which will proof corrupt conduct underneath the Code by one other participant.
He refused to cooperate with an investigation in relation to potential corrupt conduct underneath the Code. He additionally hid data which may be related to that investigation.
Alex Marshall, ICC Normal Supervisor, Integrity Unit, stated, “Qadeer Khan is an skilled worldwide cricketer who has obtained anti-corruption coaching. He ought to have prevented the folks he knew had been corrupt and reported any suspicions instantly.”
In the meantime, the ICC has charged Chhayakar, who has performed home cricket in Ajman (UAE) with six counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
“The ICC laid the fees by itself behalf in addition to on behalf of Cricket Canada as its Designated Anti-Corruption Official for the needs of the International T20 2019,” the ICC launch added.