Sunday, July 12, 2020
No menu items!

Bangladesh’s Shakib banned for breaching corruption code

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was banned from all cricket for two years with one year of that suspended on Tuesday (October 29), after the all-rounder was found to have breached the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption code.

The ICC said Shakib, the national side’s captain in all formats and one of the highest run-scorers at the 2019 Cricket World Cup, had accepted three charges related to failing to report “approaches he received to engage in corrupt conduct”.

The 32-year-old was found to have failed to report two approaches he received during a tri-series between Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in January 2018, and one related to a 2018 Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab.

“Mr Al Hasan chose to admit the charges and agreed the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing,” the ICC said in a statement.

If Shakib observes the suspension, he will be able to play again from Oct. 29, 2020, the ICC said.

Shakib recently led a strike by Bangladesh’s cricketers, which they called off a week ago when the country’s cricket board accepted most of their demands including pay rises and other benefits. 

(Production: Mussab Al-Khairalla)

Latest News

HPD Officers Rescued Occupants From Burning House in Houston

The officers were able to rescue 2 females and 3 dogs. One elderly female was transported...

LeBron to skip jersey message but ready to talk social issues as NBA restart gets underway

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James said that he didn't choose a social justice message for the back of his jersey Saturday...

Latin America reports over 3.3 mln COVID-19 cases, nearly 1.84 mln in Brazil

Latin America has reported over 3.3 million COVID-19 cases as of Saturday local time, of which nearly 1.84 million were in Brazil.

Flood-stranded pregnant woman transferred to hospital in south China

A flood-stranded pregnant woman who was about to go into labor was rescued from her flooded house in a south China city.

Fans pray as coronavirus strikes Bollywood families

 Indians fans held Hindu prayer rituals on Sunday (July 12) after Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and members of his family tested positive...

More Articles Like This