According to ICC, Oman player violated article 2.1.1 of Anti Corruption Code
All the allegations against Yusuf Abdulrahim Al Balushi are related to the T20 World Cup qualifiers held in UAE last year.
Dainik BhaskarFeb 24, 2020, 02:34 PM IST Sports Desk. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Oman cricketer Yusuf Abdulrahim Al Balushi for 7 years. He is accused of trying to do match fixing. During this time, he will not be able to participate in any format of cricket. Yousuf has admitted four charges of violating the ICC's Anti-Corruption Code. All these allegations relate to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup qualifiers played in the UAE in 2019.
According to the ICC statement, Oman player Balushi violated article 2.1.1 of the Anti Corruption Code. Under this, they tried to compromise to fix or influence the outcome of matches or any other aspect. Under the provisions of the Anti Corruption Code, the player has admitted 4 charges against him and accepted the ban by the ICC instead of being heard at the Anti Corruption Tribunal.
If Balushi did not accept the mistake, his ban could be increased: ICC
ICC general manager Alex Marshall said it was a serious matter where a player tried to involve his teammates in match fixing. But he failed. He further said that the ban could have been prolonged if Balushi had not accepted his mistake and had ignored the investigation. The Oman player has also indicated that he will work with us as Volunteer and convince the youth through his mistake that they do not indulge in any kind of corrupt conduct.