The International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken strict action against two United Arab Emirates (UAE) players and banned them for 8 years. UAE cricket team players Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed were accused of indulging in dark acts like betting. The ICC has sentenced both the players to stay away from the cricket field for 8 years after being found guilty in this.
UAE players Amir and Ashfaq were on Thursday banned for eight years after being found guilty of attempting to fix matches in their country’s T20 World Cup qualifying round together with an Indian bookie. The ICC had framed charges against both these UAE cricketers for violating the Anti-Corruption Code. After this, in September last year, both of them were temporarily suspended with immediate effect.
The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal indicted both the Pakistan-born cricketers on 13 September 2020 and their punishment will come into effect from that day. Both the cricketers took about 4083 US dollars (about four lakh rupees) from the Indian bookie. The bookie has been identified as Mr. Y in the ICC chargesheet for fixing matches against the qualifying round. Hayat is a fast bowler while Ahmed is a batsman.