Hong Kong trio charged for fixing and corruption

Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed and Haseeb Amjad charged with fixing and corruption by ICC Hong Kong cricket

Nadeem Ahmed (pictured), Irfan Ahmed and Haseeb Amjad have 14 days from October 8 to respond to the charges against them

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Hong Kong left-arm spinner Nadeem Ahmed, all-rounder Irfan Ahmed and pace bowler Haseeb Amjad have been charged with violating the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code.

Brothers Nadeem and Irfan, along with Haseeb, have been suspended with immediate effect.

There are a total of 19 charges among the three players, with nine being attributed to Irfan and five to both Nadeem and Haseeb respectively.

All three players were charged in relation to Hong Kong’s World Cup Qualifiers against Scotland and Canada back in 2014.

Hong Kong beat Scotland by 17 runs before registering a nine-wicket win over Canada.

Irfan and Haseeb have been accused of underperforming in the match against Canada.

The ICC release added that Irfan and Nadeem were charged in relation to “one or more matches” at the 2016 World Twenty20, but didn’t provide more details as to which match or matches they were referring to.

Irfan was also charged for “one or more matches” at the World T20 Qualifiers in 2015, but no additional information was given.

Irfan was charged for breaching Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.4.2 and 2.4.4 of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code, while Nadeem and Amjad were charged for breaching Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.3 and 2.4.2.

Irfan has been hit with nine charges, and they are as follows:

  1. Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code – fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.
  2. Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code – failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.
  3. Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code – fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.
  4. Article 2.1.3 of the 2012 Code – failure, for reward, to perform to one’s abilities in the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.
  5. Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code – failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.
  6. Article 2.1.2 of the 2012 Code – seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept a bribe or other Reward to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Zimbabwe match of 12 March 2014.
  7. Article 2.1.3 of the 2014 Code – seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept a bribe or other Reward to fix or contrive or otherwise improperly influence the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of one of more of the ICC World T20 Qualifiers in July 2015.
  8. Article 2.4.4 of the 2014 Code – failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in Corrupt Conduct under the 2014 Code in relation to one or more of the ICC World T20 Qualifiers in July 2015.
  9. Article 2.1.3 of the 2014 Code – seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept a bribe or other Reward to fix or contrive or otherwise improperly influence the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of one of more of the 2016 ICC World T20 matches.

There were five charges for Nadeem, and they are as follows:

  1. Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code – fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.
  2. Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code – failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.
  3. Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code – fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.
  4. Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code – failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.
  5. Article 2.1.3 of the 2014 Code – seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept a bribe or other Reward to fix or contrive or otherwise improperly influence the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of one of more of the 2016 ICC World T20 matches.

Like Nadeem, Haseeb was also charged with five offences, and they are as follows:

  1. Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code –fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.
  2. Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code – failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.
  3. Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code – fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.
  4. Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code – failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.
  5. Article 2.1.3 of the 2012 Code – failure, for reward, to perform to one’s abilities in the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.

It should also be noted that back in April 2016, Irfan was suspended for two-and-a-half- years by the ICC after he admitted to violating the anti-corruption code.

While he was not charged for partaking in any corrupt activities, he was found guilty of failing to disclose “full details of approaches or invitations to engage in corrupt conduct that had been made to him between January 2012 and January 2014”.

Irfan, Nadeem and Haseeb have 14 days from October 8 to respond to the charges against them.

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