Shakib Al Hasan banned For Two Year
IThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from all cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching.
The CC Anti-Corruption Code The charges are as follows:
- 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.
Under the provisions of the Code, Mr. Al Hasan chose to admit the charges and agreed to the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing. Subject to him satisfying the conditions in respect of the suspended part of the sanction, he will be free to resume international cricket on 29 October 2020.
Shakib Al Hasan 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 program and ensure young players don’t make the same mistake I did.”
Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity said: “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. I am happy to accept this offer.”
Mahmudullah and Mominul Haque confirmed as Bangladesh captains for India tour
Mahmud Ullah and Mominul Haque will take over as captain from Shakib Al Hasan in T20I and Test cricket respectively. Following the all-rounder’s ban for breaching the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code.
The appointments were confirmed as the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced the squads which will take part in the two series in the country. Which will be comprised of three T20Is and two Test matches. Including the first day/night Test match played by either side.
Mahmudullah has led Bangladesh five times in T20Is before, all in 2018, but Mominul has never led the side in any format. Taijul Islam and Abu Hider have been added to the T20I squad, with Mohammad Saifuddin already confirmed as missing out from the original list.
The Tests squad, Saif Hasan is the only uncapped player. He has a first-class average of 46.18 from 36 games, with four hundred and a high score of 220.http://www.icc.com
Mahmudullah (c), Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Mushfiqur Rahim, Md Mithun, Afif Hossain. Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Arafat Sunny, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Abu Hider, Al Amin Hossain
Test squad: Mominul Haque (c), Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Saif Hasan, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Md Mithun. Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain