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Match Fixing: Three Hong Kong Cricketers Suspended After Facing Corruption Charges

The players have been provisionally suspended with immediate effect.

Irfan Ahmed, who had already served a 30-month ban, Nadeem Ahmed and Haseeb Amjad face a total of 19 charges and have 14 days to respond.

Irfan Ahmed, 28, – who had already served a 30-month ban – Nadeem Ahmed, 31, and Haseeb Amjad, 30, have been charged by the ICC on a total of 19 counts of breaching the code. Irfan faces nine charges, while Nadeem and Hasib face five charges each.

“The players have 14 days from 8 October 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage,” the ICC said on its website.

Irfan ended a suspension on May 4, 2018, having been found guilty of failing to report requests to fix matches several times between January 2012 and January 2014, although he did not act on any of the approaches.

Hong Kong is one of 92 associate, or non-Test playing, ICC members, making it a second-tier team and a minnow on the international stage.

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