Shakib Al Hasan faces a two-year-long ban after not reporting about a corrupt approach to ICC, ahead of the series against India.
Bangladesh’s sensation Shakib Al Hasan faces two-year-long suspension after not reporting a corrupt approach to ICC. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Nazmul Hassan, on Monday, indicated that the all-rounder might miss the India tour but didn’t state the reason.
According to a report by the Bengali Daily ‘Samakal’ is to be believed, the southpaw has been kept away from practice by the board on ICC’s insistence.
“It was on the insistence of ICC that Shakib has been kept away from practice by the BCB. That’s the reason he neither featured in the practice games nor did he join the meeting late on Monday evening with the president to discuss pink-ball Test,” the report read.
It has further been reported that Hasan did not report this matter to ICC after being approached by the alleged bookie two years ago. But it has also been claimed that the Bangladesh cricketer confessed the matter to ICC’s Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) recently.
For now, ICC has refused to speak on the matter but it has been rumoured that Hasan is likely to receive a ban from ICC for 18-months, giving a huge shock to Bangladesh ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup held next year.
But in recent updates, it has been confirmed that Shakib Al Hasan has been awarded 2-year-long ban from ICC, thus, he will miss all the major tournaments but can play in the ICC T20 World Cup, as one year is suspended in the ban, hence, scheduling his return by October 2020.
BREAKING: Bangladesh Test and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan receives two year ban from all cricket, with one year suspended, after accepting three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. pic.twitter.com/cvMaAEwt8T
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 29, 2019
With this, even India Vs Bangladesh series is amidst a turmoil, as earlier there was a dispute between BCB and players ahead of the India series and many key Bangladeshi players threatened to withdraw their names for the series and now this might end the charm out of it.