Oman player charged under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Oman player Yousef Abdulrahim Al Balushi has been charged with breaching International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Code.
He has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect. The 29-year-old is alleged to have breached four counts of the governing bodies’ code in relation to the men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in the UAE.


These are –

Article 2.1.1 – being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive in any way the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of matches in the ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019.

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Article 2.1.4 – Attempting to solicit, induce, entice, persuade, encourage or intentionally facilitate a Participant to breach Article 2.1.

Article 2.4.4 – failing to report the approaches or invitations that you received from three different individuals to be a party to an agreement or effort to fix matches in the ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019.

Article 2.4.7 – Obstructing or delaying an investigation carried out by the ACU in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code, including by concealing or tampering with information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence of or lead to the discovery of evidence of Corrupt Conduct under the Code. 

Al Balushi has been provided 14 days from 23 January 2020 to respond to the charges.

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