ICC bans Shakib Al Hasan for breaching Anti-Corruption Code


The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan from all forms of cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching their Anti-Corruption Code.

Experienced all-rounder was approached by match-fixers during different franchise leagues and international cricket but he failed to report any incident to the anti-corruption unit.

The ban follows ICC Anti-Corruption Code’s article 2.4.4 and Shakib accepted all three charges against him. Shakib was approached by the fixers during Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe Tri-Series in January 2018 and the 2018 IPL, Tri-Series in January 2018 and an IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab on 26 April 2018.

In a statement released by the world’s governing body, the 32-years-old cricketer said: “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,

“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.”