Dubai: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan has been handed a two-year ban by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) for failing to report corrupt approaches made to him on a number of events since late 2017.
Shakib, who has been discovered responsible of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, was on Tuesday charged for not reporting approaches from an alleged Indian bookie named Deepak Aggarwal twice throughout a tri-series between Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in January 2018 and as soon as throughout IPL in April 2018.
The Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC interviewed Hasan on two events this yr in relation to an ongoing investigation into potential corrupt conduct underneath the ICC code and in suspicion of involvement of Aggarwal. The primary interview was performed on January 23 and the following one on August 27.
In keeping with the small print of the interviews shared by the ICC, right here’s what was discovered:
* Throughout the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in November 2017, Shakib was conscious that his phone quantity had been offered to Aggarwal by one other one who was recognized to Shakib. Aggarwal had requested this different particular person to supply him with contacts of gamers enjoying within the league.
* In mid-November 2017, on the instigation of Aggarwal, Shakib exchanged numerous WhatsApp messages with him through which Aggarwal sought to fulfill him.
* In January 2018, Shakib was a part of the Bangladesh crew taking part in a tri-series which included Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Throughout this collection, he and Aggarwal engaged in additional WhatsApp conversations. On 19 January 2018, he acquired a WhatsApp message from Aggarwal congratulating him for being named Man of the Match in that day’s sport. Aggarwal adopted this message with a message saying “do we work in this or I wait till the IPL”.
* The point out of “work” within the message was a reference to Shakib offering inside info to Aggarwal.
* Shakib didn’t report this contact from Aggarwal to the ACU or another anti-corruption authority.
* On January 23, 2018, Shakib acquired one other WhatsApp message from Aggarwal through which the latter made one other method to him to supply inside info, saying “Bro anything in this series?” Shakib confirmed that this message was associated to Aggarwal requesting inside info in relation to the continued tri-series, which he didn’t report back to the ACU or another anti-corruption authority.
* On April 26, 2018, Shakib performed in an IPL sport between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab. He acquired a WhatsApp message from Aggarwal that day asking him whether or not a selected participant was going to be enjoying within the sport that day, i.e. once more asking for inside info.
* Aggarwal continued this dialog with him by speaking about bitcoins, greenback accounts and requested Shakib for his greenback account particulars. Throughout this dialog, Shakib advised Aggarwal that he needed to fulfill him “first”.
* These messages on April 26, 2018, included a variety of deleted messages. He confirmed that these deleted messages contained requests from Aggarwal for inside info.
* Shakib advised the ICC that he had considerations over Aggarwal, feeling he was a bit “dodgy”, and that, following their conversations, he had the sensation that Aggarwal was a bookie.
* He didn’t report any of the contacts and approaches acquired from Aggarwal on April 26, 2018, to the ACU or another anti-corruption authority.
The star Bangladesh all-rounder can return to worldwide cricket solely from October 29, 2020, satisfying the situations in respect of the suspended a part of the sanction.