Two senior international United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketers have been Guilty Of Corruption on Tuesday of fixing T20 World Cup qualifying matches in 2019. One is the Former United Arab Emirates Captain Mohammad Naveed and the other being top-order batsman Shaiman Anwar have breached two rules in the ICC Anti Corruption Code after they exercised their right to a hearing before a tribunal.
The two cricketers remain suspended and the sanctions will be following them in course of time. The seamer Mohammad Naveed had already been found guilty of the same offences during the T10 league in 2019, following the qualifier.
The Two ICC Statements Breached By UAE Players
The first statement breached is the two players were “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.” which relates to having agreed to fix matches at the T20 Worldcup qualifiers.
The second statement breached is the duo is guilty of “failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the (anti-corruption code)” at the same tournament which relates to not informing the concerned authorities about the approach of any anti-corruption acts.
The Same Incident In 2019 T10 League
In October 2019, three United Arab Emirates Players were charged with 13 counts of breaching cricket’s anti-corruption rules. The three-players included in the charge were Mohammad Naveed, Shaiman Anwar, and a participant from Ajman. The three players were provisionally suspended with immediate effect and now again Naveed and Shaiman have been found guilty.
UAE has made steady progress in the development of cricket in their country and they will be hoping that an incident like this does not take place again.