The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday bans two United Arab Emirates players Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed for eight years for breaching the anti-corruption code of the ICC.
They were found guilty of trying to fix T20 World Cup qualifying round matches in their country on intriguing with an Indian bookie.
The ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal had charged both the Pakistan born cricketers back on 13 September in 2020.
The ICC in a statement said,"The bans are backdated to 13 September 2020, when they were provisionally suspended for corrupt conduct in relation to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in the UAE".
Both the cricketers had taken 15,000 AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham) from an Indian bookie named as Mr 'Y' in the ICC charge sheet for fixing the qualifying round games.
As per ICC's anti-corruption code, the players have been charged on five counts which includes failure to disclose a corrupt approach, trying to fraudulently influence the outcome of a match, and accepting gifts which worth more than USD 750.