‘2 years isn’t enough’, Twitter erupts after ICC impose ban on Shakib Al Hasan | SEE

The Statesman

The Statesman

Author 2019-10-30 15:38:00

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Bangladesh national cricket team captain Shakib Al Hasan (C) speaks with media as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon (L) stands next to him at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on October 29, 2019. - Bangladesh captain and star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was banned on October 29 from all cricket for two years, with one year suspended, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The ban came after Shakib "accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code", the sport's governing body said in a statement. (Photo by STR / AFP)

World number one ODI and star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was handed a two-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC), on Tuesday, and will be out of the game at least till October 2020.

The ban was the result of an investigation which revealed that he failed to report three corrupt approaches by a suspected Indian bookie. One of the incidents reportedly took place during the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

A wave of shock has followed his news of suspension in the world of cricket as many could not believe that a player of Shakib’s stature could fall into corruption and questioned how could he have failed to report such happenings.

Some were sceptical and found the timing of the incident odd especially when the Bangladesh star led recent players’ protest against the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) which eventually got resolved.

Here’s how the cricket world is reacting to Shakib’s ban:













Though he has been banned for two years, the last 12 months of the period is a suspended sentence which will only come into effect if the cricketer fails to comply with the anti-corruption code of the ICC.

However, the first 12 months that he will have to mandatorily serve will see him out of the IPL 2019 and the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in Australia next year from October 18 to November 15.

The 32-year-old cricketer has been one of the greatest all-rounders of the game in the past decade. He has single-handedly won several matches for his team and had a prolific World Cup earlier this year with 606 runs and 11 wickets from nine matches.

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