Cricket

Cricketer gets life ban

2014-06-18 13:42
Cricket (File)

London - Former Sussex and Pakistan A bowler Naveed Arif has been banned from cricket for life after being found guilty of match-fixing.

The decision was announced Wednesday by the England Cricket Board disciplinary commission.

The ECB says Arif pleaded guilty to six breaches of the anti-corruption code in connection with a 40-over fixture between Sussex and Kent in August 2011.

The 32-year-old Arif is banned from playing, coaching or participating in any form of cricket which is recognized or sanctioned by the ECB, the ICC or any other national cricket federation.

ECB chief executive David Collier says the sanction "sends out a very clear message that ECB has a zero-tolerance approach to corruption in cricket and that it will root out and punish those who pose a threat to the game's integrity."

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