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Eight-year ban on two Pakistani cricketers for trying to fix T20 World Cup matches

Both the cricketers were approached by the bookies of India.

ICC T20 World Cup (ICC T20 World Cup) fixed the match associated with (Match FixingTwo UAE players Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed have been banned for eight years. Both players are originally from Pakistan. It is alleged that both these players were in touch with Indian bookies and were trying to fix the qualifier match of the T20 World Cup. Also Read – Pak batsman said on Kohli’s criticism – is there any guarantee that another captain can come and get India the ICC trophy?

This action has been taken by the Anti-Corruption Branch of the ICC. It was told that both these cricketers were charged on 13 September 2020 and their punishment will be applicable from that day. Also Read – Mohinder Amarnath’s appeal to ICC, there should be neutral curator in WTC

“This ban will come into effect from 13 September 2020 when he was provisionally suspended for corrupt practices related to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in the UAE,” the ICC said. Also Read – ICC congratulates New Zealand on winning WTC title, praises Indian team

Both the cricketers took 15,000 UAE dirhams (approximately $4083) from the Indian bookie. The bookie has been identified as Mr. ‘Y’ in the ICC’s chargesheet for fixing matches against the qualifying round. Hayat is a fast bowler while Ahmed is a batsman.

The two were charged with five charges under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, including failing to disclose corrupt links, improperly influencing the outcome of the match and accepting gifts worth more than US$750.

The ICC decision also mentioned that Hayata and Ahmed participated in four and three anti-corruption academic sessions organized by the ICC respectively.

The judgment also said that messages were shared between the two players and the Indian corrupt on WhatsApp but the meeting did not take place on the scheduled date.

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