Shaiman Anwar, UAE Skipper Naveed Khan Provisionally Suspended By ICC For Corruption

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 October 2019, 11:32 AM
Shaiman Anwar, who is the first UAE player to score a century in the World Cup, has been provisionally suspended by the ICC for match-fixing.
Shaiman Anwar, who is the first UAE player to score a century in the World Cup, has been provisionally suspended by the ICC for match-fixing. (Photo Credit : Getty Images )

Shaiman Anwar, one of the most prominent players in the United Arab Emirates cricket team and skipper Naveed Khan, along with two other cricketers in the side have been provisionally suspended by the ICC over corruption charges. The charges are pertaining to fixing approaches and inability to inform the authorities during the series against Netherlands, Zimbabwe, ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019 and the T10 League. In a detailed statement put out by the International Cricket Council, the world governing body highlighted the charges against the four UAE players. 

"The UAE players and a participant in cricket from Ajman have been charged with 13 counts of breaching cricket's anti-corruption rules and the players have been provisionally suspended with immediate effect," the ICC said in a statement.  Naveed, a 32-year-old fast bowler who has played 39 ODIs and 31 T20s, has been charged of breaching two ICC anti-corruption rules pertaining to the upcoming ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019 and two Emirates Cricket Board Code for the T10 League. The first charge relate to "contriving, or being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of matches in the upcoming ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019".

The second breach was for "failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct in relation to the ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019 that would amount to corrupt conduct under the Code".  

Qadeer Ahmed Khan has been charged with six breaches of the ICC Code pertaining principally to UAE's series against Zimbabwe and Netherlands. His charges include "failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to Corrupt Conduct under the Code in relation to the Zimbabwe v UAE series in April 2019" and "disclosing inside Information to Mehar Chhayakar in August 2019 in circumstances where he knew or should have known that the information might be used for betting purposes".  

Shaiman Anwar has been charged with the following two breaches of the ICC Code, which included  Breach of Article 2.1.1: contriving, or being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of matches in the upcoming ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019. Breach of Article 2.4.4: failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct in relation to the ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019 that would amount to corrupt conduct under the Code.

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Shaiman shot to prominence in the 2015 World Cup when he became the first UAE player to score a century and it came in their clash against Ireland in Brisbane. He is also the first UAE player to score over 1000 runs in ODIs and he is the only UAE player to score a century in both ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals, with the T20I century coming against Papua New Guinea in Abu Dhabi. He has represented the Edmonton Royals and the Winnipeg Hawks in the Global T20 League in Canada.

First Published: Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:21 AM
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