World's Best All Rounder Shakib Al Hassan Slapped With 2-Year Ban For Not Reporting Corruption

Indiatimes

Indiatimes

Author 2019-10-29 21:21:48

The ICC came down hard on Shakib Al Hasan as it banned him for 2 years for his failure to report corruption related approaches. The ban comes just days after Bangladesh players called off their strike and agreed to tour India.

One year of that ban has been suspended as he agreed to 3 charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption code. This means he will miss next year's IPL and World T20.

The charges are as follows:

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Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct - in relation to the Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe Tri-Series in January 2018 and / or the 2018 IPL

Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct - in relation to a second approach in respect of the Tri-Series in January 2018

Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct - in relation to an IPL 2018 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab on 26 April 2018.

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“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," the all-rounder said in a statement.

“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,” he added.

This is a setback but he will only have to serve one year and fans will be looking forward to watching him in action once again soon.

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