Zimbabwe bans fan for attempting to get participant concerned in spot-fixing cope with Indian bookmaker

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Saturday stated it has imposed a five-year ban on a “fan” from the nation’s all cricket venues and occasions for attempting to get a world participant concerned in a spot-fixing cope with an Indian bookmaker.

The fan in query, 27-year-old Edward Walter Mupangano from Harare, had approached quick bowler Luke Jongwe final August and sought to introduce him to the Indian bookmaker.

According to ZC, the bookmaker wished the participant to bowl in a pre-arranged method throughout a world match in return for cash.

“Edward Walter Mupangano, a 27-year-old cricket fan from Harare who in the past also had playing trials with a local club, received the sanction after he approached Luke Jongwe on 4 August 2022 and sought to introduce him to an Indian bookmaker who allegedly wanted the player to bowl in a pre-arranged manner during an international match in return for a payment amounting to USD 7000,” ZC stated in a press release.

“The facilitator himself would allegedly receive USD 3000 if the planned corrupt activity was successful.” But Jongwe instantly reported the strategy to the authorities, the board added.

Following an investigation, Mupangano admitted to violating Zimbabwe Cricket’s Anti-Corruption Code and was banned for 5 years from all ZC-affiliated cricket venues and occasions.

Jongwe, 28, has performed one Test, 37 ODIs and 45 T20Is for Zimbabwe since making his debut in 2014.

Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com

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