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Ex-Zimbabwe cricket official Rajan Nayer charged with match fixing offence

Rajan Nayer, ex-Zimbabwe cricket official, has been charged with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

cricket Updated: Jan 18, 2018 22:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer had informed coach Heath Streak about an alleged approach by an official to influence the result of Zimbabwe-Windies Test series last year.(AP)

Rajan Nayer, a former official in Zimbabwe cricket administration, has been suspended with immediate effect by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on charges of fixing international games.

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He has been charged with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. ICC said in a statement: “Mr Nayer, the Treasurer and Marketing Director of the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association, has also been provisionally suspended with immediate effect.”

He has been found guilty under the following sections according to ICC.

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1. Article 2.1.1 being party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspects of an International match or matches

2. Article 2.1.3 offering a player US $30,000 to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspects of an International match or matches

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3. Article 2.1.4 directly solicited, induced, enticed or encouraged a player to breach Article 2.1.1

Nayer has 14 days from January 16 to respond to the charges.

The former Zimbabwe Cricket official’s suspension comes after captain Graeme Cremer informed coach Heath Streak about an alleged approach by an official to influence the result of Zimbabwe-Windies Test series last year. The matter was later referred to the ICC.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 19:24 IST