Ban For Shakib Al Hasan Should’ve Been Longer: Michael Vaughan



Author 2019-10-29 13:30:20


Slamming Shakib Al Hasan, former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes ICC should have slapped the allrounder with a longer ban. The ICC, on Tuesday, banned the allrounder for two years from all cricket with a year of suspended sentence for failing to report approaches from bookies on numerous occasions.

The Bangladesh Test and T20I captain accepted all three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. In order to avoid the one-year suspended sentence coming into effect, Shakib must not commit any offence under the Anti-Corruption Unit code during the initial one-year suspension. He will also have to participate regularly in anti-corruption education and/or rehabilitation programmes.

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Subject to him satisfying the conditions in respect of the suspended part of the sanction, Shakib Al Hasan will be eligible to resume playing international cricket on October 29, 2020.

“I am obviously extremely sad to have been banned from the game I love, but I completely accept my sanction for not reporting the approaches. The ICC ACU is reliant on players to play a central part in the fight against corruption and I didn’t do my duty in this instance.

“Like the majority of players and fans around the world, I want cricket to be a corruption free sport and I am looking forward to working with the ICC ACU team to support their education programme and ensure young players don’t make the same mistake I did,” Shakib said after accepting the ban.

imgShakib Al Hasan. Credit: Twitter

And as Shakib Al Hasan gears up to serve the ban, Vaughan said he has no sympathy for the allrounder. The Ashes-winning captain also said that the two-year ban is not enough as he tweeted:

“No sympathy what’s so ever for Shakib Al Hasan … Non what’s so ever … In this era the players get briefed all the time about what they can & cant do and what that have to report straight away … 2 yrs isn’t enough … Should have been longer …”


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