UK Club Cricketer Rizwan Javed banned for 17-and-a-half years in Abu Dhabi T10 corruption scandal

Following multiple breaches of the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-corruption code for players, UK-based club cricketer Rizwan Javed has been handed a severe ban of 17-and-a-half years. Javed’s involvement in alleged corrupt practices during the 2021 edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League has resulted in one of the lengthiest bans in cricket history.

Javed is among the eight individuals, including players and officials, charged in September 2023 for their alleged involvement in corrupt activities during the tournament. The International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct Committee, conducting the investigation on behalf of the ECB, reached their verdict after Javed failed to respond to the charges and neglected to appeal against them.


The charges against Javed include attempts to fix matches, offering rewards for engaging in corrupt conduct, and failing to cooperate with the investigation. Despite being provisionally suspended since September 19, 2023, Javed’s ban will be backdated from that date.

ICC’s General Manager Integrity, Alex Marshall, emphasized the severity of Javed’s actions, stating that the ban sends a strong message against corruption in cricket. The ICC remains committed to eradicating corruption from the sport and hopes this incident serves as a deterrent to others attempting to corrupt cricket at any level.