ICC suspends former Sharjah cricket official Irfan Ansari over corruption charges

Web Desk: International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday has suspended long-serving Sharjah Cricket Council (SCC) coach Irfan Ansari for breaching their anti-corruption code.

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Ansari, also a tournament organising committee member, was suspended from every position he holds in UAE cricket.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had reported ICC when he approached their national team skipper Sarfraz Ahmed to spot-fix a match against Sri Lanka in October in 2017.

The charges include breaching clauses 2.3.3 which is about encouraging a participant to misuse inside information for corrupt purposes.

While another charge under clause 2.4.6 is for refusing to cooperate with the anti-corruption unite (ACU) of International Cricket Council.

An important voice in Sharjah cricket affairs, Ansari had been working alongside the SCC for the last three decades.

Irfan Ansari has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect and has 14 days from May 19 to respond to the charges.

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