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ICC bans Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan reportedly failed to report a number of approaches by bookies.

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ICC bans Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib to remain suspended from all forms of cricket until 29th October of 2020. Photo: AP

Bangladesh Test and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan has been banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for two years of which with one year of suspension from all formats of the game after he reportedly admitted of his failure to report a number of approached by bookmakers over the years.

There are three charges under which the premier Bangladesh all-rounder has been banned are as follows:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

ICC General Manager – Integrity Alex Marshall said, “Shakib Al Hasan is a highly experienced international cricketer. He has attended many education sessions and knows his obligations under the Code. He should have reported each of these approaches.

“Shakib has accepted his errors and cooperated fully with the investigation. He has offered to assist the Integrity Unit in future education, to help younger players to learn from his mistakes. I am happy to accept this offer.”

In a statement, Shakib Al Hasan expressed his remorse over the failure of his action and said he is looking forward to educate young talents.

“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,” Shakib said.

“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.

 

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