Rizwan Javed banned for 17.5 years under breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Rizwan Javed

The United States Cricketer Rizwan Javed has been banned from all formats of cricket for 17.5 years after he was found guilty of breaching the anti-corruption Code for Participants.

Rizwan Javed banned for 17.5 years

Rizwan Javed was banned on Thursday for 17.5 years due to various match-fixing during the Abu Dhabi T10 League in 2021.

Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain was also named among those charged and is currently serving a two-year ban. Rizwan who was imposed the ban on September 19, 2023.

He was also charged with offering rewards to engage in corrupt conduct and failing to disclose full details of approaches received to engage in corrupt conduct.

Rizwan was found guilty after breaching the ICC Code of anti-corruption code.

Article 2.1.1 – Being party to an attempt to fix, contrive or influence improperly 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 that player 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.

On this occasion, the ICC general manager Alex Marshall said, “Rizwan Javed has received a lengthy ban from cricket for his repeated and serious attempts to corrupt professional cricketers.

He has shown no remorse and no respect for the rules that are in place to protect our sport.

The sanction imposed should send a strong message to other corrupters trying to target cricket at any level and demonstrate that any attempt to corrupt cricket will be strongly dealt with,” said Alex Marshall.