Mehar Chhayakar, an Indian nationality holder & cricketer for the United Arab Emirates has been banned from all forms of the game by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a period of 14 years due to seven violations of the anti-corruption policy.
According to the specifics, the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal discovered the cricketer trying to sway decisions regarding the 2019 Global T20 franchise tournament in Canada and the UAE’s ODI series in Zimbabwe. “We first encountered Mehar Chhayakar through his role in organizing a fraudulent cricket competition in Ajman, in 2018,” the international cricket organization stated in a statement.
The official stated that the accusations against him are evidence of his attempts to taint cricket, and the authorities will be unyielding in pursuing and discrediting anyone who sought to do so. It is important to note that Chhayakar was one of the four athletes suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2019 after being accused of breaking the organization’s anti-corruption code.
In March 2021, the ICC imposed eight-year bans on former UAE cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt, while imposing five- and four-year bans on Qadeer Ahmed and Gulam Shabbir.