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UAE’s Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar have been banned from all formats of International Cricket for allegedly being found guilty in violating the corruption code. 

The ban was announced after the ICC’S anti-corruption tribunal body found them guilty of breaching the corruption code in January of 2021. The bans are backdated to 16 october 2019 when they were provisionally suspended for attempting to corrupt the matches of ICC men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in the UAE. 

Naveed has played 39 ODIs and 31 T20s, and Anwar who has played 40 ODIs and 32 T20s- have been charged with two breaches each. 

The first breach relates to Article 2.2.1, which states that contriving, or being party to an agreement or effort to fix or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly,  the results, progress, conduct, or any other aspects of matches in the upcoming ICC world qualifiers 2019.

Mohammed Naveed was the captain of the UAE and leading wicket taker. Whereas anwar was the opening batsman. Both of them enjoyed long careers. They were aware of the match fixers threat, yet they chose to betray the trust of teammates and supporters of UAE. 

“Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar represented their adopted country, the UAE at the highest level in cricket. Naveed was the captain and leading wicket taker. Anwar was the opening bat. Both had long international careers and were well versed in the threat from match fixers,” said Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of Integrity Unit.

“ Their second breach relates to the article 2.4.4, which implies ‘failing to disclose to the full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in the conduct of in the relation to the ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019 that would amount to corrupt conduct under the code.”

“I am pleased that the independent Tribunal has imposed significant bans from all forms of cricket and this should serve as a warning to any cricketer who considers taking the wrong path,” the release said.

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