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Shakib banned from all cricket for 12 months
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Shakib banned from all cricket for 12 months

Shakib Al Hasan has been handed a two-year ban from all cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for failing to report corrupt approaches on three separate occasions.

The star all-rounder will have one year of his ban suspended after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

The charges relate to approaches made by bookies during the tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in January 2018 and the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.

The charges have been listed by the ICC 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 the 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 a 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.

“I am obviously extremely sad to have been banned from the game I love, but I completely accept my sanction for not reporting the approaches. The ICC ACU is reliant on players to play a central part in the fight against corruption and I didn’t do my duty in this instance," Shakib said after admitting his mistake.

“Like the majority of players and fans around the world, I want cricket to be a corruption-free sport and I am looking forward to working with the ICC ACU team to support their education programme and ensure young players don’t make the same mistake I did," he added.

Shakib's ban comes as a significant blow to the Bangladesh squad scheduled to tour India for a three-T20I and two-Test series next month.