Mehar Chhayakar, the man linked to the corruption cases involving UAE cricketers in 2019, has been banned from all cricket for 14 years after an ICC tribunal found him guilty of seven breaches of the ICC and Cricket Canada anti-corruption codes.
The offences for which Chhayakar was banned relate to matches during the Zimbabwe vs UAE series in April 2019, and the Global T20 Canada in 2019. “Mr Chhayakar’s offences are linked to the previous cases of former UAE players Qadeer Khan and Gulam Shabbir,” the ICC said.”Both Qadeer and Shabbir accepted sanctions for admitted breaches of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code relating to approaches they received from Mr Chhayakar.”
According to the ICC, Chhayakar had breached the following provisions of the ICC and Cricket Canada anti-corruption codes:
“We first encountered Mehar Chhayakar through his involvement in organising a corrupt cricket tournament in Ajman, in 2018,” Alex Marshal, ICC general manager – integrity unit said in a statement. “The charges for which he has now received a lengthy ban are further examples of his continuing efforts to corrupt and damage our sport.. With a ban of 14 years, the tribunal has sent a clear message to anyone intending to corrupt our game.”