ICC bans Shakib Al Hasan for failing to report corrupt approach

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Dubai: The International Cricket Council has been banned and suspended Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Tuesday for two-years from all cricket with a year for failing to report approaches from bookies on numerous occasions.

According to ICC’s 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 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 the 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.

Shakib accepted all three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code under the provisions of the Code. The conditions in respect of the suspended part of the sanction, he will be free to resume international cricket on 29 October 2020, ICC said.

Bangladesh will begin their India tour with the three T20Is, starting on November 3, before heading to Indore to kick off their World Test Championship campaign from November 14. The second Test at Eden Gardens begins from November 22, ICC added.

Shakib recently spearheaded a players’ strike before calling it off after the BCB assured that their demands, including a pay hike, will be fulfilled.

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