The International Cricket Council said in a statement that UAE wicketkeeper-batsman Gulam Shabbir has been banned from all cricket for four years after agreeing to breaking six counts of the anti-corruption code.
"Shabbir was expected to realize his responsibilities as an international cricketer after playing 40 matches for the UAE. "He also attended at least three anti-corruption education sessions in which players were informed of their duties to report any approaches by corrupters," ICC General Manager ? Integrity Unit Alex Marshall said in a statement.
"It was disheartening to learn that he didn't report any of the approaches." Despite the fact that he was cooperative throughout the questioning and showed regret, it is only appropriate that he be banned so that a strong message goes out to other players and potential corrupters," added Marshall. The 35-year-old has accepted a sanction of a four-year period of ineligibility which ends at midnight on August 20, 2025.