Michael Vaughan goes to war over Shakib Al Hasan 'corruption' tweet

Indian Express

Indian Express

Author 2019-10-31 20:31:32

Indian Express 31 Oct 2019 18:01 PM

Shakib Al Hasan, who has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, was charged upon facing two approaches by a bookie, later identified as Deepak Aggarwal, in 2018.

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Ever since Shakib Al Hasan’s two-year-ban for failing to report approaches made to him by a bookie in recent past, the cricket fraternity is divided. While the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday pledged support to the all-rounder, former England captain Michael Vaughan felt that two years wasn’t enough as a punishment.

Left fuming with the Bangladesh Test and T20I captain’s conduct, Vaughan took to Twitter to voice his opinion on how he has no sympathy for him. But, he was faced with angry replies from Twitterati in his mentions for taking a jab at Shakib Al Hasan.

The 45-year-old former cricketer stood strong by his initial point and tweeted indicating that he has zero-tolerance for corruption. “It doesn’t matter what team you play for, players these days know exactly what they can and can’t do,” he wrote.

Shakib can return to international cricket only from October 29, 2020, with a year of ban being suspended. The 32-year-old, in the meantime, will miss the Indian Premier League 2020 and T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.

Upon facing criticism from various fans on the social media platform, Vaughan engaged himself in a war of words on Wednesday.

Few fans pointed out his apparent hypocrisy whilst talking about the ban given to Steve Smith after the ball-tampering scandal and his stance on Shakib Al Hasan’s failure to report approaches by the bookie.

Shakib, who has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, was charged upon facing two approaches by a bookie, later identified as Deepak Aggarwal, during a tri-series between Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe in January 2018 and once during the IPL in April 2018.

The 32-year-old’s ban also meant that he had to step down from Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) Cricket Committee.

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