Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Zimbabwe-Cricket">Zimbabwe Cricket</a> director <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/enock-ikope">Enock Ikope</a> has been banned from the game for 10 years for corruption linked to the 2017 <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/West-Indies">West Indies</a> tour fix attempt. Ikope was found guilty of breaching three counts of the the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Code. <p></p> <p></p>Ikope's suspension announced by the ICC on Wednesday follows the 20 year ban handed out to Rajan Nayer, a former senior Zimbabwe cricket official, in March 2018. Nayer, the treasurer and marketing director of the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association, admitted to offering Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer US$30,000 to fix the result of the Test series with the West Indies, which the visitors won. <p></p> <p></p>Cremer informed then coach Heath Streak of the approach and the matter was referred to the ICC. The ICC in a statement said Ikope had failed and obstructed to cooperate with its investigation, including the "deletion of data from his mobile phone before handing it over to the ICC's anti-corruption tribunal. <p></p> <p></p>ICC general manager Alex Marshall said: "Non-cooperation and obstruction of our investigations by participants to the Code are simply not acceptable and I hope this and other recent sanctions sends out a clear message to anyone involved in the sport." <p></p> <p></p>He added: "Once again we must thank an international captain, Graeme Cremer, for his absolute professionalism in recognizing the initial approach by Mr Nayer, rejecting and then reporting it. <p></p> <p></p>"We are thankful to him and to Zimbabwe Cricket for all the help during the investigations."