Two of them are banned from all forms of cricket for life
Irfan Ahmed and Nadeem Ahmed are banned for life by the ICC as they were found guilty of corruption by the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal. Their teammate Haseeb Amjad was banned for five years. The three Hong Kong players were guilty of fixing matches. Irfan Ahmed was guilty of nine offences under the ICC Code. Meanwhile, Nadeem Ahmed and Hasseb Amjad were found guilty of three offences.
The match-fixing ran from 2014 to 2016. ‘This has been a long and complex investigation which has uncovered systematic attempts to influence moments in matches by experienced international cricketers over a period of time’, said Alex Marshall. Marshall is the ICC General Manager.
The players are guilty of fixing Hong Kong matches against Scotland and Canada. Marshall also stated that the ICC continues to work hard to prevent this kind of corruption in cricket. ‘The severity of the offences is reflected in the sanctions and I hope will deter other players from taking this path and demonstrate to cricket fans around the world our commitment to a corruption free sport’, Marshall continued.
The Hong Kong national cricket team is an associate member of the ICC. The team advanced to the T20 World Cup qualifier rounds for next year’s ICC T20 World Cup but did not make it to the finals. The ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia follows the events of this year’s historic ICC Cricket World Cup tournament. Know more about the ICC Cricket World Cup as you wait for next year’s T20 World Cup tournament at Betwala.
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