On Wednesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) slapped United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketer Qadeer Ahmed Khan with a five-year ban from all cricket. It emerged that Qadeer Ahmed Khan confessed to breaking the anti-corruption code, failing to disclose corrupted approaches or invitations. Besides Khan, the ICC has also indicted Mehardeep Chhayakar on six counts of corruption.
The ICC noted that Qadeer Ahmed Khan admitted six violations related to the non-disclosure of approaches or invitations received during the Zimbabwe / UAE series in April 2019. The 35-year-old disclosed information in August 2019 on the circumstances under which he probably knew that this information could be used for betting purposes.
The right-hand speedster did not disclose any details, facts or information that came to his attention that could be related to the bribery of another participant. Qadeer also did not cooperate with the investigation into probable corrupt behavior under the code.
Qadeer Ahmed Khan is an experienced international cricketer who received anti-corruption training: Alex Marshall
Alex Marshall, Director General of ICC Integrity Unit, stressed that Qadeer Ahmed Khan remains an experienced international cricketer, having received anti-corruption training. Marshall noted that he should have avoided people who were likely corrupt and immediately reported any suspicions.
“Qadeer Ahmed Khan is an experienced international cricketer who has received anti-corruption training. He should have avoided people he knew to be corrupt and immediately reported any suspicion. ” Marshall said as quoted by News18.
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