UAE cricket player banned 14 years for match-fixing, including Canadian tournament


A home player from the United Arab Emirates has been banned from all cricket for 14 years after being discovered responsible of seven prices regarding match-fixing in a global sequence in April 2019 and a Twenty20 franchise tournament in Canada later that 12 months.

The International Cricket Council launched an announcement Wednesday asserting the ban on Mehardeep Chhayakar after a listening to within the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal.

It follows bans imposed on two former UAE nationwide staff gamers who admitted breaches of the game’s anti-corruption code in relation to approaches from Chhavakar, a wicketkeeper-batter who performed for prime groups within the UAE leagues and, by means of that, participated in an Under-19 Asian membership tournament in 2012.

Chhavakar has denied all the costs. He was discovered responsible of two counts of contriving to affect a player to repair a end result by intentionally underperforming, two counts of soliciting or inducing a player to breach the anti-corruption rules, two counts of failing or refusing to cooperate with an investigation and a rely of obstructing or delaying an investigation in relation to matches within the UAE’s sequence towards Zimbabwe in April 2019 and the Global T20 tournament in Canada later that 12 months.

The Canadian tournament occurred in Brampton, Ont., in July and August of 2019.

Alex (*14*), basic supervisor of the ICC’s integrity unit, stated Chhavakar had come to the eye of investigators by means of his involvement in organizing a cricket tournament at Ajman, United Arab Emirates, in 2018.

“The prices for which he has now obtained a prolonged ban are additional examples of his persevering with efforts to deprave and harm our sport,” (*14*) stated within the assertion. “We will probably be relentless in pursuing and disrupting the individuals who attempt to corrupt cricket. With a ban of 14 years, the tribunal has despatched a transparent message to anybody meaning to corrupt our recreation.”


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