UAE CORRUPTION CRISIS
The Emirates squad has now been lowered to simply 13 gamers from the unique 15. © Getty
UAE wicketkeeper Ghulam Shabber has absconded from the Emirates squad within the midst of their T20 World Cup Qualifier marketing campaign and is known to have fled to Pakistan. Shabber’s unexplained absence was famous at a workforce assembly yesterday, Monday (October 21), forward of the UAE’s match in opposition to Hong Kong, prompting an investigation into his whereabouts.
Shabber was apparently positioned in Pakistan as we speak, however the causes for his flight stay obscure. “We do know he’s OK, and he has left the nation. That’s all we all know thus far. As to the explanation why, that’s what we are attempting to unravel,” UAE workforce supervisor Peter Kelly instructed The Nation. While the circumstances that prompted Shabber’s flight stay unclear, his disappearance comes amidst a deepening disaster that has seen 4 gamers pulled up on match-fixing fees and a fifth provisionally suspendedby the Emirates cricket board in relation to an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation into match-fixing.
The Emirates squad has now been lowered to simply 13 gamers after skipper Mohammad Naveed, batsman Shaiman Anwar and seamer Qadeer Ahmed have been charged with match-fixing offences forward of the event alongside native participant Mehardeep Chhayakar simply days forward of the primary match, whereas Ashfaq Ahmed was provisionally suspended by the ECB yesterday regardless of no official fees having been introduced. Kelly pressured that Shabber “was not part of the anti-corruption investigation” although the timing of his flight suggests his resolution could not have been unrelated, with each these concerned in fixing and whistleblowers having been topic to threats up to now.
Shabber final appeared for the UAE of their opening match in opposition to Oman on October 18. In the present day the emirates sank to their second defeat of the event, dropping to Jersey of their fourth sport.