UAE's Qadeer Ahmed Khan found guilty of corruption, banned for five years

United Arab Emirates cricketer Qadeer Ahmed Khan has been banned from all cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for five years.

UAE's Qadeer Ahmed Khan found guilty of corruption, banned for five years

Khan admitted to breaching six counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code for which he was charged in October 2019.


1) Breach of Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to Corrupt Conduct under the Code in relation to the Zimbabwe v UAE series in April 2019.


2) Breach of Article 2.3.2 – disclosing Inside Information in August 2019 in circumstances where he knew or should have known that the information might be used for betting purposes.


3) Breach of Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to Corrupt Conduct under the Code in relation to the Netherlands v UAE series in August 2019.


4) Breach of Article 2.4.5 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any facts or matters that came to his attention that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under the Code by another Participant.


5) Breach of Article 2.4.6 – failing or refusing to cooperate with an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code.


6) Breach of Article 2.4.7 – obstructing or delaying an ACU investigation including concealing information that may be relevant to that investigation.


“Qadeer Khan is an experienced international cricketer who has received anti-corruption training. He should have avoided the people he knew were corrupt and reported any suspicions immediately," Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity Unit, said.


“He has accepted he did wrong and requested an agreed sanction in place of a Tribunal. His five-year period of ineligibility is a reflection of the seriousness of his breaches and the number of charges.


He has accepted responsibility for his actions and expressed regret for those he has let down.”


In addition to this, another UAE cricketer Mehardeep Chhayakar, who has played domestic cricket in Ajman, has been charged with six counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.



1) Breach of Article 2.1.1 – Attempting to contrive to fix aspects of the Zimbabwe v UAE series in April 2019, or being party to an effort to try and fix aspects of the Zimbabwe series.


2) Breach of Article 2.1.4 – Seeking to entice, induce and/or solicit a Participant to get involved in an effort to fix aspects of matches in the Zimbabwe v UAE series in April 2019.


3) Breach of Article 2.1.1 – Attempting to contrive to fix aspects of matches in the GT20 in 2019 or being party to an effort to try and fix aspects of matches in the GT20 event.


4) Breach of Article 2.1.4 – Seeking to entice, induce and/or solicit a to get involved in an effort to fix aspects of matches in the GT20 event.


5) Breach of Article 2.4.6 – Failing or refusing to cooperate with an ACU investigation, without compelling justification.


6) Breach of Article 2.4.7 – obstructing an ongoing ACU investigation through a failure to attend an interview or interviews with the ACU.


Mr Chhayakar has 14 days from 15 April 2021 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage.


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