Qadeer Ahmed of UAE imposed a five-year ban on corruption

Qadeer Ahmed, the UAE’s central regulator, has been suspended for five years by the ICC for committing six breaches of the governing body’s anti-corruption code. Ahmed’s ban will be backdated to October 16, 2019, when he was suspended by the ICC along with his colleagues Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar, both of whom have since been suspended eight years.

The ICC’s anti-corruption unit found Ahmed, 35, who played 11 ODIs and ten T20Is between 2015 and 2019, guilty on counts that included failing to disclose methods during two bilateral series in which the UAE played away in 2019. The first in Zimbabwe was in April, where Ahmed was offered an AED 60,000-70,000 (about US $ 16,000 to 19,000) by the polluters. Then, in August in the Netherlands, Ahmed was again found to be in contact with pollutants, after which the ACU suspended him at the start of the 2019 World Cup qualifying matches, which were held in Zimbabwe in October-November.

The ICC said in a media statement on Wednesday that Ahmed had failed to disclose details of the procedures by polluters, or that he had provided insider information in August 2019 to a person, who had played club cricket with him in the UAE.