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Irfan Ansari banned for 10 years for making ‘corrupt approach’ to Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed

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The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday banned UAE-based coach Irfan Ansari for 10 years after he was discovered responsible of creating a “corrupt strategy” to Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed in 2017.

The ban got here after the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal discovered him responsible of breaching three counts of the Anti-Corruption Code throughout a listening to right here, the world physique mentioned in an announcement.

Ansari is sure by the code on account of his affiliation to the Pakistan cricket staff and likewise on account of being a coach to 2 groups that take part in home matches within the UAE. He was discovered responsible of the three offences underneath the Code.

“I might like to put on report my because of Sarfraz Ahmed who confirmed true management and professionalism from the second he reported this strategy. He recognised it for what it was, rejected it and reported it,” ICC Basic Supervisor – ACU, Alex Marshall mentioned.

“He then supported our investigation and subsequent tribunal. That is the primary time now we have prosecuted for failure to cooperate with an investigation because the new guidelines enabling us to demand the contributors hand over their telephone for examination and the sanction displays the seriousness of the offence.” Ansari had approached Ahmed through the Pakistan sequence with Sri Lanka within the UAE in October 2017 with a “view to participating him in corrupt practices by soliciting info from him”.

The matter got here to gentle after Ahmed reported the strategy instantly following which ICC ACU began an investigation.

In accordance with media stories, Ansari labored with Sharjah Cricket Council for 30 years and was the top coach of the Sharjah Cricket Membership.

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