ICC framed charges against two UAE cricketers under the Prevention of Corruption Code

ICC framed charges against two UAE cricketers under the Prevention of Corruption Code

Dubai. The International Cricket Council (ICC), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketers Aamir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed on anti-corruption law would be charged for violations. Both of them have been temporarily suspended with immediate effect. The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) suspended Ashfaq during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup qualifier in October last year but the formal charges were not yet set. Both of them tried to perform lamely by taking bribe and fixing the match.

Thirty-eight-year-old Hayat is a medium-speed bowler who has played nine ODIs and four T20 Internationals, while 35-year-old Ashfaq has represented his country in 16 ODIs and 12 T20 Internationals. "Players will have 14 days from September 13 to respond to the allegations," the ICC said in its release.

The ICC will not comment further regarding these allegations. Aamir and Ashfaq have been charged under Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Apart from this, he has been charged with four other charges from Article 2.4.2 to Article 2.4.5.