ICC Ban Three Hong Kong Players, Ifran Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, and Haseeb Amjad
The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Three Hong Kong players, Irfan Ahmed and Nadeem Ahmed, from all lifelong cricket, while his teammate Haseeb Amjad received a five-year ban for participating in match-fixing, according to an International cricket council ICC release issued.
Irfan, who already banned from cricket for two and a half years in April 2016 after admitting code violations, was convicted of nine counts, while his older brother, Nadeem Ahmed, three.
Both have kicked out of all lifetime cricket for violating the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in matches played between 2014 and 2016.
The ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal
Anti Corruption Tribunal heard evidence that the three players of Hong Kong arranged or invented fixing matches, failed, for reward, they made no revelations to fix during a series of international matches over two years, for which they receive a ban (two players whole life ban, and one player receive five-year ban ).
Alex Marshall, General Manager of ICC – ACU (Anti-Corruption Unit), added: “This has been a long and complicated investigation that has uncovered systematic attempts to influence moments in matches by experienced international cricketers over a period of time. Their conduct was premeditated sophisticated, and each of the Ahmed brothers sought to corrupt others.
“The main offences relate to Hong Kong’s matches against Scotland and Canada, where players fixed specific overloads.
“Hong Kong won these matches, so it did not materially affect the results of the tournament. However, I cannot repeat with sufficient force to any player who considers that we treat any form of arrangement, spot or match, with the utmost seriousness.”
Hong Kong is one of 92 associated or non-playing ICC members in the test, making it a second-tier team and a small fish on the international stage.