Rizwan Javed Faces Ban from All Cricket Following Breach of ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Rizwan Javed Banned! ICC Anti-Corruption Code Breach Shocker!

Rizwan Javed Faces Ban from All Cricket Following Breach of ICC Anti-Corruption Code

In a significant development, Rizwan Javed has been banned from all forms of cricket due to his violation of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Rizwan was among the eight individuals, including players and officials, who were charged by the ICC on behalf of the ECB in September of the previous year.

Notably, Bangladesh international Nasir Hossain was also named in the charges and is currently serving a two-year ban.

Rizwan was found guilty of five breaches of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code for Participants, all of which were related to the 2021 Abu Dhabi T10 Cricket League.

Bangladesh All-Rounder Also Banned for Breaching Anti-Corruption Code

Rizwan did not respond to the charges, and as a result, he was deemed guilty of the offence and forfeited his right to a hearing.

The offences Rizwan was found guilty of include:

  • Article 2.1.1 – Being involved in an attempt to improperly fix, contrive or influence matches or aspects of matches in the Abu Dhabi T10 2021 (on three separate occasions).
  • Article 2.1.3 – Offering a reward to another participant in exchange for engaging in corrupt conduct.
  • Article 2.1.4 – Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any participant to breach Code Article 2.1 (on three separate occasions).
  • Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the DACO full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.
  • Article 2.4.6 – Failing or refusing, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the DACO in relation to possible corrupt conduct under the Code.

The sanction has been backdated to 19 September 2023, the date when Rizwan was provisionally suspended for the said offences.

ICC’s Stance on Corruption in Cricket

“Rizwan Javed has received a lengthy ban from cricket for his repeated and serious attempts to corrupt professional cricketers,” stated Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager Integrity.

“The sanction imposed should send a strong message to other potential corrupters that attempts to target cricket at any level will be dealt with severely,” he added.