Shakib set to be banned by ICC

Tuesday morning in Dhaka has started with a massive blow as reports claim Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is going to be suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for upholding match-fixing offer.

It was just four months ago, when Shakib lighted up 2019 Cricket World Cup with magnificent performance even though Bangladesh failed to show any sort of magic in the tournament as a unit.

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Shakib sees the other side of his luck months after his successful World Cup campaign. Daily ‘Samakal’ has started that Shakib inform neither ICC nor ACSU about the fixing offer made by a bookie. To be mentioned, Shakib denied the offer but his failure to inform is likely  going to cost him 18 months.

ICC Anti-Corruption Code:

2.4.4 Failing to disclose to the ACU (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code.

NOTE: It is acknowledged that the fight against corruption requires prompt reporting of all such approaches and any unnecessary delay in doing so may undermine the effectiveness with which the ACU and other relevant anti-corruption bodies can protect the integrity of the sport. It is acknowledged that the assessment of whether there had been ‘unnecessary delay’ in each case will depend on its own circumstances, but it is always unacceptable (and will therefore constitute ‘unnecessary delay’) for a Participant to wait until after the match in respect of which he/she was invited to engage in Corrupt Conduct before reporting that approach to the ACU.

Sanctions: A minimum of six (6) months and a maximum of five (5) years.

In 2010, Shakib spoke out on a fixing offer made to him way back in 2008 when Bangladesh faced Ireland.

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