‘We had no role in the investigation of Shakib’ – BCCI ACU head Ajit Singh
BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) head Ajit Singh confirms that BCCI had no role to play in the investigations of Shakib Al Hasan and it was fully performed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Shakib had been offered fixing in three matches. There was also an IPL match in 2018 of them. Indian gambler Deepak Agarwal misrepresented Shakib in that match.
Now the question has raised that whether BCCI had any role in the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit investigation against Shakib. But BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) head had opposed the claim completely.
“ICC has fully investigated the allegations leveled against Shakib in the IPL match. The ICC itself has looked into the issues of corruption in certain IPL venues. The whole investigation was in their hands. The BCCI had no role here,” Ajit Singh said.
He likewise disclosed to Indian media that they had given important data about supposed bookie Aggarwal yet the whole investigation was done by the ICC ACU.
The match was between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab on 26 April, 2018. However, in the match, Shakib’s team Hyderabad won by 13 runs. Shakib took two wickets along conceding 28 runs.
For instance, the 32-year old Shakib Al Hasan on Tuesday had been handed a ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for at least till October 29, 2020 for failing to report three corrupt approaches.
The ban is for two years of which the last 12 months is a suspended sentence that would come into effect if Shakib will fail to comply with the rules of the anti-corruption codes of the sport’s governing body.