The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday banned Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan from all forms of the game.
The Bangladesh T20I and Test skipper accepted three charges of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code.
“The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from all cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code,” said ICC in a media release.
“The charges 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,” said ICC.
“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,” ICC continued.
“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,” continued ICC.
“Under the provisions of the Code, Mr Al Hasan chose to admit the charges and agreed the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing. Subject to him satisfying the conditions in respect of the suspended part of the sanction, he will be free to resume international cricket on 29 October 2020,” concluded ICC.
Earlier, it was reported that Shakib was kept away from the team practice ahead of the team’s tour of India on the instructions of the ICC.
“It was on insistence of ICC that Shakib has been kept away from practice by the BCB. That’s the reason he neither featured in the practice games nor did he join the meeting late on Monday evening with the president to discuss pink ball Test,” said a report in ‘Samakal’ as reported by PTI.
As per the report, Shakib had received an offer from a bookie ahead of an international match two years ago and he failed to report the approach to the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). The ICC, meanwhile, has refrained from making any comment at this stage.
The Bangladesh allrounder also confessed about it to the ACSU’s investigating officers recently, added the report.
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