By Kevin Mapasure
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Rajan Nayer with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code after he tried to influence Zimbabwe national cricket team captain Graeme Cremer (pictured) into fixing their Test series against the West Indies last year.
Nayer, who is the treasurer and marketing director of the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association, has also been provisionally suspended with immediate effect and has been charged with the following three offences under the code:
Article 2.1.1 being party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspects of an International match or matches;
Article 2.1.3 offering a player US $30 000 to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspects of an International match or matches; and
Article 2.1.4 directly solicited, induced, enticed or encouraged a player to breach Article 2.1.1.
“Mr Nayer has 14 days from 16 January 2018 to respond to the charges. Neither the ICC nor Zimbabwe Cricket will make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage,” reads part of the ICC statement released yesterday.