UAE players Amir Hayat & Ashfaq Ahmed charged under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

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The UAE players Amir Hayat & Ashfaq Ahmed have been charged for breaching five ICC anti-corruption rules & has been suspended with immediate effect.

The Emirates Cricket Board has suspended Ashfaq during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup qualifiers in October last year but no format charges have been imposed on him so far, the ICC said in its release. Both Amir & Ashfaq have been charged for breaching the following anti-corruption codes:

Article 2.1.3– Seeking, offering, or agreeing on any bribe or other reward to (A) fix or to contrive in any way or otherwise to influence improperly the result, progress, conduct, or any other aspect of any International Match or (B) ensure for betting or other corrupt purposes the occurrence of a particular incident in an International match.

Article 2.4.3 – failing to disclose to the ACU (without unnecessary delay) all gifts (whether monetary or otherwise), hospitality, and/or other non-contractual benefits offered to a Participant that has a value of US$750 or more, whether or not the circumstances set out in Article 2.4.2 are present, save that there shall be no obligation to disclose any (i) personal gifts, hospitality and/or other non-contractual benefits offered by or on behalf of any close friend or relative of the Participant, (ii) any food or beverage gifts or (iii) cricket hospitality gifts in connection with Matches the Participant is participating in.

Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code.

Article 2.4.5 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any facts or matters that came to his attention that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under the Code by another Participant.

The ICC has given 13-14 days for the players to respond to the charges levied on them. The ICC will further not make any comment in respect to these charges at the moment.

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