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UAE cricketer Qadeer Ahmed banned for 5 years

UAE cricketer Qadeer Ahmed banned!

United Arab Emirates cricketer Qadeer Ahmed Khan has been banned for five years from all cricket after he admitted to six breaches of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code, the governing body said on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old right-arm medium-fast bowler represented UAE in 11 One-day Internationals taking eight wickets and 10 T20Is with bagging nine wickets.

ICC general manager, Integrity Unit, Alex Marshall in a statement issued on Wednesday said: “Qadeer 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.

“He (Qadeer) has accepted he did wrong and requested an agreed sanction in place of a Tribunal. His five-year period of ineligibility is a reflection of the seriousness of his breaches and the number of charges.

According to the ICC, Qadeer failed to disclose to the ACU full details of ‘approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to corrupt conduct under the Code in relation to the Zimbabwe v UAE series in April 2019’.

Qadeer was also found guilty of ‘disclosing inside information in August 2019 in circumstances where he knew or should have known that the information might be used for betting purposes.

Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to Corrupt Conduct under the Code in relation to the Zimbabwe v UAE series in April 2019.

Article 2.3.2 – disclosing Inside Information in August 2019 in circumstances where he knew or should have known that the information might be used for betting purposes.

Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to Corrupt Conduct under the Code in relation to the Netherlands v UAE series in August 2019.

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.

Read More: Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya banned by ICC for two years

Article 2.4.6 – failing or refusing to cooperate with an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code.

Saman Siddiqui

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