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Update Two UAE players provisionally suspended for breaching ICC's Anti-Corruption code

UAE cricketers Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed have been suspended with immediate effect for breaching ICC's anti-corruption rules. The Emirates Cricket Board had suspended the latter - Ashfaq Ahmed - during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup qualifier in October 2019.

The duo has now been found guilty of breaching ICC's Anti-Corruption code on five counts, and have a two-week period, from September 13, to respond to the charges.

Article 2.1.3 - Seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept any bribe or other Reward to: (a) fix or to contrive in any way or otherwise to influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any International Match; or (b) ensure for Betting or other corrupt purposes the occurrence of a particular incident in an International Match.

Article 2.4.2 - failing to disclose to the ACU (without unnecessary delay) the receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality or other benefit, (a) that the Participant knew or should have known was given to him/her to procure (directly or indirectly) any breach of the Anti-Corruption Code, or (b) that was made or given in circumstances that could bring the Participant or the sport of cricket into disrepute.


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