ICC charges eight for corruption at Emirates T10 league

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The tournament was following the English and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) anti-corruption code as the ICC has brought these charges on its behalf.

ICC charges eight for corruption at Emirates T10 league

Eight involved in the Emirates T10 League were charged by the ICC. Photo: Twitter

New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) charged eight players and officials for corruption at the Emirates T10 League on Tuesday. They were hauled up for breaching different counts of the anti-corruption code that was in place for the participants.

The persons under scanner include team owners of franchise Pune Devils – Parag Sanghvi and Krishan Kumar Chaudhary. Former Bangladesh Test batter Nasir Hossain, a player of that team, was also among the eight charged.

An Indian batting coach named Sunny Dhillon has also indulged in corrupt activities, the ICC said in a statement.

“The charges relate to the 2021 Abu Dhabi T10 Cricket League and attempts to corrupt matches in that tournament – these attempts were disrupted,” the ICC said.

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The tournament was following the English and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) anti-corruption code as the ICC has brought these charges on its behalf.

Sanghvi was charged under articles 2.2.1 and 2.4.6 of the anti-corruption code, which deals with placing bets in matches.

The ICC said the Sanghvi failed or refused, without justification, to cooperate with investigation over possible corrupt conduct.

Krishan Kumar was charged under articles 2.4.5, 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 that deals with failure to disclose details of any incident that is evidence of corrupt conduct.

Dhillon was accused of trying to fix matches and charged under articles 2.1.1, 2.4.4 and 2.4.6, which deals with being a party to fixing attempts, influencing matches and he also didn’t disclose details of any fixinng approaches”.

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Nasir has represented Bangladesh in 19 Tests and 65 ODIs was charged for not disclosing receiving a gift od $750.

Batting coach Azhar Zaidi, domestic UAE players Rizwan Javed, Saliya Saman and team manager Shadab Ahmed were suspended.

Six of the eight charged, including the three Indians were provisionally suspended and were given 14 days to respond to the charges brought against them.

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