UAE Players Mohammad Naveed, Shaiman Anwar Banned From All Cricket For 8 Years

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday (March 16) banned former UAE captain Mohammad Naveed and opening batsman Shaiman Anwar from all cricket for eight years. The Anti-Corruption Tribunal of the ICC found both Naveed and Anwar guilty of breaching the Anti-Corruption Code in January 2021.

The duo’s eight-year bans have been backdated to October 16, 2019, when they were charged and suspended provisionally for trying to corrupt matches during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 which was hosted by UAE.

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ICC has banned UAE cricketers Naveed and Anwar from all cricket for 8 years.

Bans on UAE’s Naveed and Anwar should serve as a warning to others: ICC

“Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar represented their adopted country, the UAE at the highest level in cricket,” Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity Unit, said in a media release.

“Both had long international careers and were well versed in the threat from match fixers. That they both chose to engage with this corrupt activity was a cynical betrayal of their positions, their teammates, and all supporters of UAE cricket.”

“I am pleased that the independent Tribunal has imposed significant bans from all forms of cricket and this should serve as a warning to any cricketer who considers taking the wrong path,” he added.

The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal found Naveed and Anwar guilty of:

Article 2.1.1 – for being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match or matches at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

Naveed was also found guilty of breaching the following two counts of the Emirates Cricket Board Anti-Corruption Code for Participants of the T10 League 2019:

Article 2.1.1 – for being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match or matches at the T10 League 2019.

Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code at the T10 League 2019.

Naveed and Anwar were the two stand-out players from UAE when the country featured at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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