Ace Bangladesh Cricketer and All Rounder who happens to be the Captain also of the Asian Cricketing Nation has been banned by the top international governing body of the sport, ICC here today for two years with one year suspended. The Bangladesh team captain was suspended for failing to report multiple approaches made to him by bookies in the recent past.
The ICC in its official statement stated that the body found him guilty of violating Article 2.4.4 of its rule book which is, ‘Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct’.
Shakib was found to have violated the rule on three occasions namely the first and second approaches made during Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Zimbabwe Tri-Series on January 18 and third being in relation to the IPL 2018 match between Hyderabad and Punjab on 26th April 2018.
Shakib in his statement has accepted the charges quoted that He was extremely sad to have been banned from the game he loves but completely accepts the sanctions for not reporting the approaches. He further said that ICC ACU relies on players to play a central part in fighting corruption and that he didn’t do his duty.
Shakib went on to say that he wants the game to be corruption free and is looking forward to working with ICC ACU to support their education programme so that young players do not make the same mistake he did to which the ICC General Manager (Integrity) responded that Shakib is an experienced player who has attended many education programs and knows his obligations and should have acted accordingly and that he is happy to accept his offer of assistance to Integrity Unit in future education.