ICC bans UAE players Naveed and Shaiman for eight years each | Cricket News

DUBAI: United Arab Emirates (UAE) players Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt were banned from all cricket on Tuesday for eight years each after the ICC anti-corruption court found them guilty of violating the ICC anti-corruption code .
The bans are backdated to October 16, 2019, when they were provisionally suspended for attempting to corrupt the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup qualifying matches in the United Arab Emirates.
Following a full hearing and the presentation of written and oral pleadings, the Tribunal found Naveed and Shaiman guilty of: Article 2.1.1 – for being a party to an agreement or an effort to secure or obtain or otherwise unduly influence the result, progress, conduct, or other aspects of a match or matches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.
Article 2.4.4 – Fail to disclose to ACU full details of any approach or invitation received to engage in corrupt behavior under the Code during ICC T20 World Cup 2019 qualification.

Naveed was also found guilty of violating the following two counts of the Emirates Cricket Board anti-corruption code for participants of the 2019 T10 League: Article 2.1.1 – for being a party to an agreement or a effort to repair or improperly create or influence. the result, progress, conduct or other aspects of a match or matches of the T10 League 2019.
Article 2.4.4 – Fail to disclose to ACU full details of any approach or invitation received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code during the 2019 T10 League.
Alex Marshall, Director General of ICC – Integrity Unit, said: “Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar represented their adopted country, the United Arab Emirates at the highest level of cricket. Naveed was the captain and the main wicket taker. Anwar was the first staff. had a long international career and were familiar with the threat of match-makers. The fact that they both chose to engage in this corrupt activity was a cynical betrayal of their positions, their teammates and all UAE cricket supporters.
“I am happy that the independent tribunal has imposed significant bans on all forms of cricket and this should serve as a warning to any cricketer who is considering taking the wrong path.”

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