Captain Naveed among three UAE cricketers charged with corruption
PARIS, Oct 16, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Captain Mohammed Naveed is one of three
United Arab Emirates cricketers who have been charged with corruption, the
International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.
Batsman Shaiman Anwar and right-arm pace bowler Qadeer Ahmed have also
been charged by the ICC, the three players facing a total of 12 counts of
breaching the governing body’s anti-corruption rules.
All three have been provisionally suspended with immediate effect.
A fourth individual, Mehardeep Chhayakar, was also charged for refusing to
cooperate with the ICC.
“Three UAE players and a participant in cricket from Ajman have been
charged with 13 counts of breaching cricket’s anti-corruption rules and the
players have been provisionally suspended with immediate effect,” the ICC
said in a statement.
The UAE selectors offered no explanation earlier this week when Naveed was
left out of the squad for the T20 World Cup qualifiers, replaced as skipper
by spinner Ahmed Raza.
Naveed, a 32-year-old fast bowler who has played 39 ODIs and 31 T20s, has
been charged on four counts revolving around match-fixing at the T20
qualifiers, which begin on Friday in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and the T10 League
which takes place in Abu Dhabi in November.
Qadeer has been charged with six breaches of the ICC’s Code relating
principally to the series against Zimbabwe in April and the Netherlands in
August as well as passing insider information to Chhayakar in the knowledge
that “the information might be used for betting purposes”.
Shaiman faces two charges connected with fixing results in the forthcoming