Qadeer Ahmed of UAE imposed a five-year ICC ban
April 21 2021 by Cricbuzz Staff
UAE regulator Qadeer Ahmed has been given a five-year ban by the ICC for breaching six counts of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption code. The start of the ban is backdated to October 2019, when it was suspended pending an investigation.
Qadeer’s crimes include failing to report methods of corruption to the ACU on several occasions, including the Zimbabwean series in April 2019. Qadeer was convicted of disclosing insider information in August of the same year, and also of violating the an article concerning the refusal to suspend, delay or delay cooperation with the ACU during an investigation.
“Qadeer Khan is an experienced international cricketer who has received anti-corruption training. He should have avoided the people he knew to be corrupt and reported any suspicions immediately,” said Alex Marshall, General Manager of the Integrity Unit ICC.
“He has admitted to wrongdoing and requested an agreed penalty instead of a Tribunal. His five-year period of ineligibility reflects the seriousness of his breaches and the number of allegations. He has accepted responsibility for his actions and expressed concern to the some he has disappointed. “
The 35-year-old right-arm fast bowler has appeared in 11 ODIs and 10 T20Is for the UAE, with his last international appearance coming in August 2019.