Dubai: UAE players Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt have been banned for 8 years after being proved guilty of breaking the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
ICC released statement
The ICC issued a statement saying, ‘Both players have been banned since 16 October 2019 when they tried to corruption during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers matches.’ The ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal has held both these players guilty after hearing the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal.
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– ICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) March 16, 2021
Serious allegations against cricketers
Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt have been accused of breaking ICC rules 2.1.1 and 2.4.4. Both these players were accused of corruption during the T20 World Cup Qualifiers match in 2019.
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What do the rules say?
Both the players have been punished under Sections 2.1.1 and 2.4.4. Section 2.1.1 deals with agreeing to fix the match or effect the result while in 2.4.4 there is a provision for punishment against not giving ICC ACU the information to be contacted for corruption.
‘Punishment will be an example’
ICC Integrity Unit general manager Alex Marshall said, “Naved and Anwar used to play cricket for the UAE. Naved was the captain of the team, while Anwar was the opener. I am happy that the tribunal has called on all formats of cricket Ban on playing in. This is a warning for every player who will think of going the wrong way. “
Cheated the fans
Alex Marshall said, ‘The international careers of both the players have been very big and they know what is the result of meeting with the match fixers. Despite this, both these players indulged in corruption and they cheated the teammates and the supporters of UAE cricket.