ICC bans Indian owner of T10 franchise for corrupt practices

back icon
safari
30 Apr 2020 | 06:21 AM
authorPTI

ICC bans Indian owner of T10 franchise for corrupt practices

Deepak Agarwal, who owned a T10 team Sindhis for a while, was charged as a participant under the code for unfair practices during the 2018 edition

heart

Share

The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Deepak Agarwal, an Indian businessman who owned a franchise in the 2018 T10 League held in the UAE, after he admitted to obstructing an ongoing anti-corruption investigation.

Six months of this two-year ban is a suspended sentence due to the cooperation he has offered since admitting his violation of the anti-corruption code.

Agarwal, who owned a T10 team Sindhis for a while, was charged as a participant under the code for unfair practices during the 2018 edition.

According to Anti-Corruption Unit's detailed report, Agarwal was charged for destroying evidence in collusion with an unidentified 'Mr X', who is also described as a participant.

"Mr Agarwal instructed Mr X to delete all the messages they had entered into between each other and to delete his number from his phone before attending the ACU investigation," the ICC order stated.

Article 2.4.7, under which Agarwal was charged, deals with "...concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information" which is relevant to an ongoing investigation."

Under the provisions of the Code, Agarwal chose to admit the charges and accepted the sanction in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing.

"Subject to him satisfying conditions in respect of the suspended part of the sanction, he will be free to resume his involvement in the game on 27 October 2021," the ICC stated.

Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager Integrity said: "There were a number of examples of Agarwal obstructing and delaying our investigations and it was not just a one off occurrence.

"However, he made a prompt admission of his breach of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and continues to provide substantial assistance to the ACU in relation to several investigations involving other participants.

"This cooperation is reflected in his sanction."

The ICC said Agarwal has been cooperating with the world body now and it found that "the offence did not substantially damage the commercial value and/or public interest in any match" and did not affect the "outcome of matches."

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
India

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
Lokuhettige found guilty under ICC Anti-Corruption Code
The former Sri Lanka pacer remains suspended and sanctions will follow in due course
userPTI
28 Jan 2021
safari
NEWS
Two UAE players found guilty of trying to fix matches, suspended by ICC
Naveed, a seamer, was also found guilty of similar breaches during the T10 League in 2019, which followed the qualifier
userPTI
26 Jan 2021
safari
NEWS
Anti-corruption tribunal finds Zoysa guilty of three offences
The former Sri Lanka pacer was charged under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in November 2018
userICC Media Release
19 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
Umar Akmal not to challenge PCB's show cause notice
Umar, has been charged for breaching Article 2.4.4 of PCB's Anti-Corruption Code
userPTI
31 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
ICC bans Oman player from all cricket for seven years
Yousuf Abdulrahim Al Balushi has been punished for his involvement in trying to fix matches
userPTI
24 Feb 2020
safari
NEWS
ICC provisionally suspends Oman cricketer for breaching Anti-Corruption code
Al Balushi has been charged with four breaches of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code
userPTI
23 Jan 2020
safari
NEWS
Emily Smith suspended for Anti-Corruption Code violation
Under the sanction, Smith will be ineligible to participate in any form of cricket for a period of one year, with nine months being fully suspended
userPTI
18 Nov 2019
safari
NEWS
Shakib banned from all cricket for two years
He accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code while failing to report an approach from a bookie
userPTI
29 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
Fourth UAE cricketer suspended for corruption
Fourth individual, Mehardeep Chhayakar, was charged for refusing to cooperate with the ICC
userAFP
22 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
Zoysa, Gunawardene charged under the Emirates Cricket Board Anti-Corruption Code
The charges relate to the T10 Cricket League played in the UAE in December last year
userICC media release
10 May 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved