ICC Bans Bangladesh Captain

ICC Bans Bangladesh Captain.

November 1, 2019

The latest news buzzing all over the Social media regarding cricket is that Shakib Al Hasan has been banned by ICC due to some allegations made on him. Let’s continue to know what exactly happened.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been restricted by the ICC for a long time, with one year suspended, for neglecting to report numerous allegations made on him by a bookie. 

Under the arrangements of the ICC Code, Shakib conceded the charges and consented to the authorization with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing. Subject to him fulfilling the conditions in regard to the suspended piece of the authorization, he will be allowed to continue global cricket on October 29, 2020. 

An official ICC discharge expressed the following charges against Shakib:

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 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,” said Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity.

In response to the event, Shakib has stated: “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.

He also added, “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,”

Meanwhile, BCB President Nazmul Hassan have also made a statement regarding the issue saying: “While the BCB is shocked and extremely disappointed that an experienced player like Shakib had failed to report corrupt approach on three occasions, at the same time we are pleased that he has cooperated fully with the ICC ACU and has pledged his commitment to its education programme.

“We hope he will come back as a better and wiser cricketer and serve Bangladesh for many more years when his sanction will be over. During the suspension, the BCB will continue to support his efforts at returning to cricket. The BCB respects the ICC’s decision and shares similar sentiments against corruption in cricket.”