Sarfraz Ahmed © Getty Images
Sarfraz Ahmed © Getty Images

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was approached for spot-fixing during their home game against Sri Lanka in October 2017. He had been quick to inform the team management ahead of the third ODI, at Abu Dhabi. As a result, ICC have today charged the guilty, Irfan Ansari, for breaching their anti-corruption code. Ansari, officially affiliated to a team that participates in international matches and provides net bowlers to them while training in UAE, has been charged for breaching three counts of their anti-corruption code — 2.3.2, 2.3.3 and 2.4.6, which include directly soliciting, inducing, enticing or encouraging a participant and failure or refusal to cooperate with the ACU’s investigation.

Apart from Sarfraz, former Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer had also been offered money for fixing during Zimbabwe’s two-Test series versus West Indies in November. Ansari has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect and has two weeks, from May 19, to respond to the charges.