Bangladesh Test captain Shakib Al Hasan has been given a 2-year ban for failing to report the corrupt approaches. The 32-year-old accepted three charges relating to requests for inside information for betting purposes. The approaches came during an international tri-series also involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in January 2018, and that year's Indian Premier League.
Michael Vaughan, England’s former player did not sympathize with Shakib instead banished him for going against the ICC “Code of Conduct”. “2 years punishment is not enough for Shakib, it should have been more”, Michael quoted. “I don’t really sympathize with him. In the modern-day, players are briefed on a regular basis and he should have reported the case immediately”, he further added.
Shakib’s ban will jolt Bangladesh badly. He is indubitably their best player currently. Shakib is the top all-rounder in the One-Day International rankings and has played 338 matches for Bangladesh. He was the third-highest run-scorer in the 2019 Cricket World Cup and hit two centuries, including against England in Cardiff in the group stage.