Three Hong Kong players charged under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 08, 2018, 10.01 PM(IST)

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The trio has been provisionally suspended pending an investigation, the ICC said on Monday.

Three Hong Kong cricketers, including one who had already served a 30-month ban, have been charged with breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code.

The trio has been provisionally suspended pending an investigation, the ICC said on Monday.

Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, and Haseeb Amjad, are the players who have been charged by the ICC on a total of 19 counts of breaching the code. 

Irfan faces nine charges, while Nadeem and Hasib face five charges each.

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“The players have 14 days from 8 October 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage,” the ICC said.

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Irfan ended a suspension on May 4, 2018 having been found guilty of failing to report requests to fix matches several times between January 2012 and January 2014, although he did not act on any of the approaches.

However, the latest charges include the 2016 ICC World T20 tournament in India, held in March – two months after Irfan started his first suspension.