Twitter goes berserk as ICC imposes ban on Shakib Al Hasan for two years

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Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been banned by the ICC for two years, with one year suspended, for failing to report multiple approaches made to him by a bookie.


Under the provisions of the ICC Code, Shakib chose to admit the charges and agreed to the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing. Subject to him satisfying the conditions in respect of the suspended part of the sanction, he will be free to resume international cricket on October 29, 2020.

The charges against Shakib are as follows:


Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct – in relation to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe Tri-Series in January 2018 and / or the 2018 IPL

Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct – in relation to the second approach in respect of the Tri-Series in January 2018

Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct – in relation to an IPL 2018 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab on 26 April 2018.


Shakib, who has played 56 Test, 206 ODIs and 76 T20 internationals, is by far Bangladesh’s best-known player, having topped the ICC all-rounder rankings in all three formats several times since 2009.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Shakib’s ban:

https://twitter.com/MaitriJain12/status/1189164163458686976

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