Thursday, 12 December 2019

Tag Archives: corruption

UAE suspends fourth cricketer for corruption

DUBAI: Ashfaq Ahmed on Monday became the fourth United Arab Emirates cricketer suspended as part of an anti-corruption investigation. Ahmed opened the batting in their first two matches at the T20 World Cup qualifying tournament. He scored four as UAE lost to Oman on Friday and three as they beat ...

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Tens of thousands protest in Lebanon for third day

BEIRUT: Tens of thousands of Lebanese people took to the streets for a forth day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption despite several arrests by security forces. They streamed into the streets around the country´s parliament in Beirut, as well as elsewhere across the country, despite calls ...

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UAE cricket captain charged with corruptio

DUBAI: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Naveed was charged with corruption ahead of the World Twenty 20 qualifiers and admitted: “I have let everybody down”. Naveed was one of three UAE cricketers charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Batsman Shaiman Anwar and right-arm pace bowler Qadeer Ahmed have also ...

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Kenya’s finance minister to resign before arrest over corruption

NAIROBI: Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji said on Monday July 22nd that the country’s Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury Henry Rotich, along with other senior officials, will be obliged to resign and will then be arrested over corruption, agency reported. Rotich and 27 other officials are accused ...

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Yahya Jammeh ‘handpicked’ women for rape: Human Rights Watch

BANJUL: Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh “handpicked” women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups said. “Yahya Jammeh treated Gambian women like his personal property,” said US attorney Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch (HRW). “But rape and sexual ...

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ICC joins hands with Interpol to fight corruption

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has met with Interpol to discuss closer working relations as part of its ongoing efforts to combat corruptors in the game, a press release said. General Manager of ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit, Alex Marshall, was at Interpol headquarters in Lyon last week to explore how ...

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ICC rates Sri Lanka cricket ‘most corrupt’

DUBAI: Sri Lanka has been rated as the most corrupt cricket nation by the world governing body, the country’s sports minister said. The International Cricket Council (ICC) feels “Sri Lanka’s cricket administration is corrupt from top to bottom”, Harin Fernando said, adding that he had been shown a confidential report ...

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Former Lanka player Dilhara charged with corruption

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged under an anti-corruption code relating to a 10-over league in the United Arab Emirates last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The 38-year-old, who played nine one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, has been charged with three ...

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Bangladesh court doubles jail term for Khaleda Zia

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Tuesday doubled a jail term for imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia from five to 10 years for what her supporters say are trumped-up corruption charges. The decision came a day after Zia, arch-rival of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was handed a separate seven-year term for other ...

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ICC charges Sanath Jayasuriya in match-fixing probe

COLOMBO: Dashing former Sri Lankan batsman and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not cooperating with a match-fixing probe and concealing information, the International Cricket Council said. “The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Jayasuriya on two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and have given ...

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