Why Shakib Al Hasan was banned by the ICC?

Shakib Al Hassan is a professional international cricketer who plays for Bangladesh. He is a left-arm all-rounder and has over 550 wickets in his career. He has also more than 10,000 runs in international cricket. Shakib Al Hassan was also ICC’s no.1 all-rounder in all three formats of cricket. He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2006. He was also appointed as Bangladesh team captain for very long period of time.

In 2019, Shakib Al Hassan was banned from playing international cricket by ICC under ICC Anti-Corruption Code. The International Cricket Council (ICC) found Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hassan guilty and banned him from all format of cricket for two years, with this punishment he was also suspended for one year, after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

BREAKING: Bangladesh captain and world No.1 ODI all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been banned for two years (one of those suspended), for failing to report corrupt approaches on numerous occasions.https://t.co/depJ2VHSne

— ICC (@ICC) October 29, 2019

He was found guilty under Article 2.4.4. He had failed to disclose the ACU full details of invitations he got which was considered as an involvement in corrupt conduct. It was in relation to the Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe Tri-series during 2018 as well as the Indian Premier League. He was found doing wrong in relation to a second approach in respect to the Tri-series in January of 2018 and in relation to IPL 2019 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab that was held on April 26, 2018.

Shakib Al Hasan PC - @ICC

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Shakib Al Hassan also apologized for his behaviour in an interview. On twitter also he said that he was feeling very sad after he was banned from the game he loved most. He also accepted all his mistakes and accepted one-year ban by ICC. He blamed himself for not following his duty. He said that he also wants cricket to be a corruption free sport and he requested ICC ACU team to support their education programme so that young players do not make the same mistake he did.

Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager responded and said that Shakib Al Hassan has accepted his errors and he appreciated him from cooperating with ICC ACU committee with the investigation. Alex Marshall also accepted the offer by Shakib Al Hassan to have education programme in future, to help younger players to learn from the Shakib’s mistake. Alex Marshall also appreciated Shakib Al Hassan for attending many education sessions. He also congratulated Shakib Al Hassan for successfully completion of his one year cricket ban and wished him luck for his future.

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Last Updated on: 09/01/2021