The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged three cricketers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their role in match-fixing during India-based controversial T10 League.
The skipper of the UAE cricket team, Mohammad Naveed is also among the players who have been charged with 13 counts of breaching the ICC’s anti-corruption code during the disputed league based on 90-balls format. The other two players include Shaiman Anwar and Qadeer Khan, both from the UAE.
Three of them played for Kerala Kings in the T10 league. Naveed was to captain the UAE side in the T20 World Cup Qualifiers, scheduled from October 18 to November 2 in the UAE, but he has been sacked from captaincy now after ICC’s action against match-fixing scandal.
It must be noted here that the co-owner of Kerala Kings, Ashfaq Thara, got arrested in India last month due to his involvement in match-fixing during the same league.
This is not the first time T10 league got trapped in fixing scandals as earlier in its first edition in 2017, Sri Lankan players including Dilhara Lokuhettige and Nuwan Zoysa found guilty of doing match-fixing. They were charged for breaching the anti-corruption code by the world’s cricket governing body.