On Wednesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) slapped United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketer Qadeer Ahmed Khan with a five-year ban from all cricket. It emerged as Qadeer Ahmed Khan confessing to breaching the anti-corruption code, failing to disclose corrupt approaches or invitations. Aside from Khan, the ICC also charged Mehardeep Chhayakar on six counts for corruption.
The ICC remarked that Qadeer Ahmed Khan admitted to six breaches related to failing to disclose approaches or invitations received during the Zimbabwe v UAE series in April 2019. The 35-year old let out information in August 2019 regarding circumstances where he likely knew that the information might be utilised for betting purposes.
The right-arm speedster did not reveal full details, facts, or information that came to his attention that might be related to performing corruption by another participant. Qadeer did not cooperate with the investigation either concerning probable corrupt conduct under the code.
Qadeer Ahmed Khan is an experienced international cricketer who has received anti-corruption training: Alex Marshall
Alex Marshall, ICC’s General Manager Integrity Unit underlined that Qadeer Ahmed Khan remains an experienced international cricketer, having received anti-corruption training. Marshall remarked that he should have avoided the people who likely were corrupt and notified any suspicions immediately.
“Qadeer Ahmed Khan is an experienced international cricketer who has received anti-corruption training. He should have avoided the people he knew were corrupt and reported any suspicions immediately,” Marshall said as quoted by News18.