Zadran, Nabi warned for breaching code of conduct


Zadran, Nabi warned for breaching code of conduct

Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 03 Apr, 2017, 01:18 AM

Dawlat Zadran was warned for throwing the ball at the Ireland batsman even when the latter wasn’t going for a run © Getty

Pacer Dawlat Zadran and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi have been warned for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in two separate incidents during Afghanistan’s 172-run win over Ireland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup match in Greater Noida last week.

Nabi, who had appealed and celebrated while taking a catch off Andy Balbirne, was found guilty of ‘conduct contrary to the spirit of the game’ as he had clearly grassed the chance. He was handed one demerit point.

Dawlat, on the other hand, was found guilty after he fired a throw at Ireland’s No 11 batsman Peter Chase even as the latter wasn’t looking for a run. The ball hit the batsman, who was at the crease.

Both players accepted the sanctions proposed by the match referee Graeme La Brooy and no formal hearing was needed.

Four demerit points results in a suspension point. Thereafter, two suspension points against a player’s name results in a ban from either an ICC Intercontinental Cup match, two One-Day Internationals or two Twenty20 Internationals, depending on whichever comes first.

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Honeytrap bribe case: Haryana suspends DSP one-and-a-half years after CP’s recommendation

MORE THAN one-and-a-half years after a DSP-level officer was recommended for suspension for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 40 lakh in a rape case, the Haryana government suspended him on Thursday. The case pertaining to the Chandimandir area of Panchkula was then known as honeytrap as the rape allegations were later found to be baseless. The officer, Desh Bandhu, is currently posted as DSP of Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL). However, he was posted as Panchkula ACP when the alleged incident took place in 2015.

The government has not explained why the DSP has been suspended but official sources confirmed that the officer was placed under suspension in connection with the same bribery case.

“During the period of suspension of the then ACP, Panchkula, his headquarters would be in the office of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Panchkula,” said an official spokesperson on Thursday.

A Panchkula woman had alleged that she was raped by an Ambala resident on May 22, 2015. But, it was said that the efforts were made to “settle the case”. It was also alleged that the ACP had demanded a bribe of Rs 40 lakh to shield the accused in the case.

After two inquiries by two DCPs, then Ambala-Panchkula Commissioner of Police O P Singh recommended Desh Bandhu’s suspension. “It is recommended that ACP Desh Bandhu may be placed under suspension and a regular departmental inquiry be initiated against him for his brazen attempt to extort money from the accused in the case,” said Singh in a report sent to the state DGP.

The first inquiry conducted by the DCP (Rural), Ambala, based on the call details and locations, hinted that “the ACP was in touch with the accused through his touts and spent about an hour and 18 minutes with him before demanding a bribe of Rs 40 lakh for saving him in the rape case”.

“When the ACP failed to get the demanded bribe, he ‘verified the rape case as true’ on June 4, 2015,” mentioned the inquiry report. Another probe conducted by the DCP (Crime), Ambala-Panchkula, also indicted the ACP. “The ACP, through his tout (name withheld) and ASI Ramesh Kumar, in charge of the Ramgarh police post, demanded a bribe of Rs 40 lakh from the accused and his brother. The verification by the ACP is a deliberate attempt to frame the accused wrongly,” stated the inquiry report.

“I was framed in a false case. I was targeted because I had lodged corruption-related complaints against OP Singh (the then Ambala-Panchkula CP). No action was taken on my complaints but I was framed in a false case,” said Desh Bandhu on Thursday.

“I approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court to seek action against the then CP. About a week back, the High Court issued a notice to the government, asking about the action taken against the CP. Probably that’s why they (government) have suspended me,” Desh Bandhu added.

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Mohammad Irfan suspended by PCB for one year


Mohammad Irfan suspended by PCB for one year

Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017, 07:16 PM

Earlier, Irfan was provisionally suspended by the PCB © Getty

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been handed out a one-year suspension and a fine of PKR 1 million by the Pakistan Cricket Board for his connection in the PSL corruption case.

Irfan has been suspended after he violated PCB’s anti- corruption code by not reporting to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department about the two approaches that were made to him to involve in corruption.

He pleaded guilty to the charges by submitting a written statement on Monday (March 27) and then had two meetings with the board. The tall pacer also requested for forgiveness, while strongly denying any direct involvement in any fixing activity.

“I was approached twice and it was my mistake that I did not report it to PCB’s anti-corruption unit,” Irfan said. “I admit my mistake for not reporting it to the ACU but I didn’t get involved in any corrupt activity and gave a shut-up call to those who approached me.

“I ask the whole nation to forgive me if anyone is hurt by this mistake of mine. I hope you will forgive me.”

Irfan was originally questioned along with Shahzaib Hasan and Zulfiqar Babar in the opening week of the PSL and subsequently allowed to play in the league. He was later placed under provisional suspension on March 14 for breaching PCB’s Code Article 2.4.4 which relates to “Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.”

PSL 2017 plunged into a corruption mess after it was revealed that two Islamabad United players, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, were involved in acts that violated PCB’s anti-corruption code. Both Sharjeel and Latif admitted to a breach of discipline, but vehemently denied spot-fixing charges.

While Sharjeel and Latif were placed under immediate suspension, two other players, Irfan and Shahzaib, who were also linked to the mess, were allowed to continue playing in the league. The four Islamabad United players were accused of allegedly meeting the bookie soon after the season’s opening game between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi ended in Dubai, on February 9.

The 34-year-old Irfan, whose central contract also stands suspended, has a window of little relief and can get his suspension reduced to six months if

There is no further/additional breach of the PCB Code by Irfan within one (01) year of the commencement of the period of Ineligibility; and no previous breach of the Code by Irfan comes to light. If any such breach(es) take place the PCB shall reserve the right to initiate separate and independent proceedings against Irfan under the Code.

He will provide Substantial Assistance (as described under the Code) to the PCB Vigilance and Security; and

He will, over the next six months, participate under the auspices of PCB in programs of Anti- Corruption education, which may include amongst other things, delivering lectures on Anti-Corruption at such places and to such audiences as the PCB Vigilance and Security Department deems fit and appearing in any Anti-Corruption videos.

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