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New Twist To Cremer Match Fixing Saga

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Rajan Nayer, former Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) board member, with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

In a statement, Claire Furlong ,ICC General Manager -Strategic Communications said Nayer, the Treasurer and Marketing Director of the Harare Metropolitan  Cricket Association, has also been provisionally suspended with immediate effect and has been charged with the following three offences under the Code:

       ” 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

  1. 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
  2. Article 2.1.4 directly solicited, induced, enticed or encouraged a player to breach Article 2.1.1,” said Furlong.

 Nayer has 14 days from 16 January 2018 to respond to the charges.

 “Neither the ICC or Zimbabwe Cricket will make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage”, added the statement.

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.

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Zimbabwe went on to lose the series after Cremer allege to have been offered $30 000 to fix the match.

Meanwhile Zimbabwe are keen to find their rhythm ahead of the all-important World Cup qualifiers

They are currently touring in the subcontinent. where that are playing in a tri-nations series comprising hosts Bangladesh and neighbours Sri Lanka.

The tournament essentially acts as a preparatory ground for Zimbabwe, who will be hosting the World Cup Qualifiers just a few weeks away.

Thus the team will be keen to get their rhythm going with the mega-event right around the corner.

Despite suffering a loss in the opening match of the series,  Zimbabwe registered a thrilling victory against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

 

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