UAE's Ghulam Shabber receives 4-year ban for breaching ICC's anti-corruption code

back icon
safari
06 Sep 2021 | 01:42 PM
authorAFP

UAE's Ghulam Shabber receives 4-year ban for breaching ICC's anti-corruption code

Shabbir last represented the UAE in a T20I in October 2019

UAE wicketkeeper-batsman Gulam Shabbir has been banned from all cricket for four years after admitting to breaching the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption code, the global governing body said on Monday (September 6). The six breaches included failing to disclose approaches and attempted approaches to "engage in corrupt conduct" in relation to matches in 2019.

The player, 35, also admitted to obstructing the anti-corruption unit's investigation by "concealing information that may have been relevant to the investigation". He has accepted the sanction of a four-year period of ineligibility which ends at midnight on August 20, 2025, the ICC said in a statement.

Shabbir last represented the UAE in a Twenty20 international in October 2019. Alex Marshall, the general manager of the ICC's integrity unit, said: "Shabbir played 40 matches for the UAE and was expected to understand his responsibilities as an international cricketer. 

"He also attended at least three anti-corruption education sessions in which players were reminded of their obligations to report any approaches by corrupters.

"It was disappointing to note that he did not report any of the approaches. Although he was cooperative when interviewed and expressed remorse, it is only appropriate that he be banned so that a strong message goes out to other players and potential corrupters."

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
United Arab EmiratesGhulam Shabber

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
ICC level charges against Marlon Samuels for breaching Anti-Corruption code
The former West Indies man is believed to have committed the offences during the Abu Dhabi T10 league
usercricket.com staff
22 Sep 2021
safari
NEWS
ICC hands seven-year ban to former SL performance analyst for trying to bribe minister
Jayasundra was charged by the ICC in May 2019 when he was provisionally suspended
userPTI
05 Jul 2021
safari
NEWS
Zoysa banned for 6 years for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code
The former Sri Lanka pacer's ban has been backdated to October 31, 2018, when he was provisionally suspended
usercricket.com staff
28 Apr 2021
safari
NEWS
ICC bans Qadeer Khan for 5 years for corruption
They have also charged Mehardeep Chhayakar on six counts for corruption
userPTI
21 Apr 2021
safari
NEWS
Lokuhettige banned for 8 years for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code
The 40-year-old, who had retired in September 2016 after playing nine ODIs and two T20 Internationals for his country, was found guilty of three offences
userPTI
19 Apr 2021
safari
NEWS
Streak banned for 8 years for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code
The former Zimbabwe captain and coach is free to resume his involvement in the game from March 28, 2029
usercricket.com staff
14 Apr 2021
safari
NEWS
UAE's Naveed and Shaiman banned for eight years
The two have been banned for attempting to corrupt matches of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
userICC Media Release
16 Mar 2021
safari
NEWS
PCB to challenge Umar Akmal's ban reduction in CAS
Last month, the three-year ban initially handed to Akmal for failing to report corrupt approaches was reduced to 18 months on "compassionate" grounds by independent adjudicator Faqir Mohammad Khokhar
userPTI
10 Aug 2020
safari
NEWS
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
userPTI
30 Apr 2020
safari
NEWS
ICC ACU earns players against approaches made by fixers
ACU chief Alex Marshall believes that the fixers could still remain active amidst the COVID-19 lockdown
userAFP
19 Apr 2020
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved