In 25 matches for Hing Kong, Nadeem has taken 38 wickets, the most by any Hong Kong bowler in ODIs
In 25 matches, Nadeem has taken 38 wickets, the most by any Hong Kong bowler in ODIs

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has provisionally suspended three Hong Kong players, including, their highest wicket-taker in ODIs, Nadeem Ahmed and charged with 19 counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

The other two are Irfan Ahmed, suspended by the ICC in 2016 for two and half years, and Haseeb Amjad. While Irfan  will face nine charges, both Nadeem and Amjad are each charged with five breaches of the Code.

The players have 14 days from 8 October 2018 to respond to the charges.

Irfan had earlier admitted that he was aware of his obligations under the Code and that his failure to report such approaches was a breach of the Anti-Corruption Code. in April 2016, Irfan, who had played six ODIs for Hong Kong  was charged with offences under the Code and provisionally suspended by the ICC on 4 November 2015.

This followed an investigation carried out by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (‘ACU’), relating in part to the activities of another individual known to the ACU and suspected of making corrupt approaches to participants.

He was not charged with any offence involving corruption, the ACU established that he had failed to disclose to it full details of approaches or invitations to engage in corrupt conduct that had been made to him between January 2012 and January 2014.