ICC Bans Mohammad Naveed And Shaiman Anwar Butt For Eight Years From All Cricket Under Its Anti-Corruption Code

ICC Bans Mohammad Naveed And Shaiman Anwar Butt For Eight Years From All Cricket Under Its Anti-Corruption Code

Shaiman Anwar Butt. (Credits: Web)

United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt have been slapped with an eight-year ban from all cricket as the Anti-Corruption Tribunal identified them for breaching ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code. Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt copped accusations with corrupting matches of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in the UAE. The Tribunal found the duo guilty of two articles.

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 aspects 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.

ICC Bans Mohammad Naveed And Shaiman Anwar Butt For Eight Years From All Cricket Under Its Anti-Corruption Code
UAE cricket team. (Credits: Twitter)

Mohammad Naveed also breached two more counts of the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code For the Participants of T10 League 2019, namely – 1. 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 aspects of a match or matches at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019. 2. 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.

Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt had long international careers and were well-versed in the threat from match-fixers: ICC General Unit

ICC Bans Mohammad Naveed And Shaiman Anwar Butt For Eight Years From All Cricket Under Its Anti-Corruption Code
Mohammad Naveen. (Credits: Web)

ICC General Manager of the Integrity Unit, Alex Marshall, stated that Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt were bright talents, having long international careers alongside being aware of the match-fixing threats. Despite that, they chose to side with them and engage in corrupt activities and betrayed their teammates, positions and supporters of UAE cricket. Marshall hailed the Independent Tribunal for taking stringent actions and the same should be a warning to other players.

“Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar represented their adopted country, the UAE at the highest level in cricket. Naveed was the captain and leading wicket taker. Anwar was the opening bat. 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,” Marshall stated as quoted by Times Now.

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