The International Cricket Council (ICC) has accused 8 people and some officials, apart from 3 Indians, of corruption in the Emirates T10 League played in the UAE in 2021. Among the Indians whose names are included in the list released by the ICC, two people are team owners. In addition, the name of former Bangladesh international Nasir Hussain is also on this list.
The Indians involved in corruption activities include Parag Sanghvi and Krishna Kumar of the Pune Devils, a team that plays in this league. Both are co-owners of the team. Apart from this, the third Indian is Sunny Dhillon who is the batting coach. The ICC accused them all of corruption and explained that the allegations relate to the Abu Dhabi T10 League in 2021 and attempts to fix matches in that tournament. The ICC had appointed the ECB as the Designated Anti-Corruption Officer (DACO) for this tournament and these allegations are being made on their behalf.
In this statement issued by the ICC, Sanghvi was accused of betting on match results and other things and of not cooperating with the agency in the investigation. Batting coach Sunny Dhillon has been accused of trying to fix the game. Additionally, Krishna Kumar is accused of concealing facts from DACO.
Former Bangladesh team player Nasir Hussain, who appears in this list, was accused of failing to inform DACO of receiving gifts worth more than $750. Additionally, batting coach Azhar Zaidi is also included in the list. The coach is Shadab Ahmed and the UAE homegrown players are Rizwan Javed and Saliya Saman. In addition to suspending six people, the ICC has given everyone 19 days to respond to the allegations.