On 29 June 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) published another significant decision in the area of cricket match fixing, banning two United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketers, Ashfaq Ahmed and Amir Hayat, for a period of eight years each under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code for Participants[1] (the Code) for allegedly accepting bribes in exchange for match-fixing.

This decision follows three other recent decisions where players and a team owner in the UAE have been sanctioned for alleged match-fixing conduct, and confirms the ICC’s strong commitment to rooting out corruption within the sport in the region. The article is available here.