ICC bans Oman player from all cricket for 7 years on match-fixing charges
By: PTI | Dubai |

Published: February 24, 2020 12:32:04 pm

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Oman player Yousuf Abdulrahim Al Balushi from all types of cricket for seven years for his involvement in attempting to repair matches.

Al Balushi accepted 4 charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

The charges are all associated to the ICC males’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2019 held within the United Arab Emirates.

According to an ICC assertion, Al Balushi breached Article 2.1.1 of the Anti-Corruption Code — being celebration to an settlement or effort to repair or contrive in any manner the consequence, progress, conduct or every other side of matches.

Besides, he additionally breached Article 2.1.4, Article 2.4.Four and Article 2.4.7 — all regarding corrupt practices.

Under the provisions of the code, Al Balushi selected to confess the charges and agreed to the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal listening to.

“This is a very serious offence where a player attempted but failed to get a teammate to engage in corrupt activity in high profile games and this is reflected in the severity of the sentence,” ICC General Manager, Integrity, Alex Marshall stated.

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“Without Balushi’s request for forgiveness and full cooperation all through our investigation, the ban may have been considerably longer.

“The player has also indicated that he is willing to contribute to future integrity education programmes on our behalf to help younger players learn from his mistakes,” he added.

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