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Veteran coach Irfan Ansari banned from cricket for 10 years

IANS  |  Dubai 

United Arab Emirates-based veteran has been banned from all forms of for 10 years after he was found guilty of breaching three counts of the International Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code, it was announced on Wednesday.

During the hearing, the Tribunal heard evidence that Ansari approached during the series with in the UAE in October 2017 with a view to engaging him in corrupt conduct by soliciting information from him, according to an ICC statement.

Sarfaraz reported the approach immediately and an ICC ACU investigation ensued which resulted in these charges and decision.

Ansari is bound by the code as a result of his affiliation to the team and also as a result of being a to two teams that participate in domestic matches in the UAE.

He was found guilty of the three offences under the Code.

Alex Marshall, ICC said: "I would like to place on record my thanks to who showed true leadership and professionalism from the moment he reported this approach. He recognised it for what it was, rejected it and reported it. He then supported our investigation and subsequent tribunal.

"This is the first time we have prosecuted for failure to cooperate with an investigation since the new rules enabling us to demand the participants hand over their phone for examination and the sanction reflects the seriousness of the offence. It is an to aid our investigations and continue in our efforts to rid the sport of these corrupters," he added.



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First Published: Wed, February 20 2019. 14:04 IST