Shakib Al Hasan banned from all cricket for 2 years:
Bangladesh’s Test and T20I captain, Shakib Al Hasan, who is also the top-ranked all-rounder in ODIs, has been banned from all formats of cricket for two years and suspended for one year with immediate effect. Shakib Al Hasan got banned after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code for failing to report attempts of bookies regarding match-fixing on several occasions.
Shakib must not commit any offense under the Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) code during the first year of suspension, while also participating regularly in anti-corruption education.
In case Shakib satisfies all the conditions regarding the suspended part of the sanction, he will be free to resume international cricket by 29 October 2020.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that the all-rounder had accepted the charges and agreed to the sanction in place of an anti-corruption tribunal hearing.
Shakib has played 56 Tests with his highest score being 217, he has scored more than 3800 runs with an average of 39.40, took 210 wickets and struck 5 hundreds and 24 half-centuries in Tests. He has played 206 ODIs and scored more than 6000 runs with 9 hundreds and 47 fifties, while also claiming 260 wickets in the format. Shakib Al Hasan took part in 76 T20Is, scoring more than 1500 runs with 9 half-centuries and taking 92 wickets.
Shakib Al Hasan talks about being banned from cricket:
Shakib said regarding his ban that he is not happy to have been banned from the game he loves while accepting his sanction for not reporting the approaches regarding match-fixing. He also said that the International Cricket Council Anti Corruption Unit relies on players to play a vital role in the fight against corruption and he failed to do his duty.
— ICC (@ICC) October 29, 2019
Shakib Al Hasan said he wants cricket to be a corruption-free sport and he is looking forward to working with the International Cricket Council Anti Corruption Unit team to support their education program and ensure that the young players do not commit the same mistakes as him.
Alex Marshall, International Cricket Council (ICC) general manager – Integrity said about Shakib that he is a very experienced international cricketer, and has attended many education sessions and knows his obligations under the code. Alex Marshall added that Shakib should have reported each of these approaches regarding match-fixing.
Alex Marshall revealed that Shakib Al Hasan has accepted his errors and cooperated with the investigation. Shakib has offered to assist the Integrity Unit in future education and also to help young cricketers to learn from his mistakes.