Cricket: Three Hong Kong players charged by ICC for match fixing

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The ICC have charged three players under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code for their alleged involvement in a spot-fixing case in 2014. The three players include brothers Nadeem Ahmad and Irfan Ahmed along with Haseeb Amjad. Nadeem Ahmed was part of the playing eleven when Hong Kong took on India in the recently concluded Asia Cup.

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Further details have emerged behind the incident which claims that Irfan is already under suspension from the ICC since April 2016 for failing to inform the authorities of fixing approaches for several games including the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers. Moreover, the 28-year-old was reprimanded for taking a bribe to under-perform in a T20 International against Zimbabwe.

While Haseeb Amjad and Nadeem Ahmed have also been convicted of fixing the same matches mentioned above and have been punished with the same conduct having faced five charges. The three players, originally from Pakistan have been asked to give their reply on the charges within two weeks time.

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The Hong Kong side were a part of the 2018 Asia Cup campaign after toppling UAE in the finals of the qualifiers. Despite being comprehensively beaten by Pakistan in their inaugural fixture, the side gave a tough time to the eventual winners India.

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