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T10 franchise owner slapped with corruption ban

T10 franchise owner slapped with corruption ban

Indian businessman Deepak Agarwal has been handed a two-year corruption ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for destroying or tampering with evidence. Agarwal has previously been one of the co-owners of the Sindhis franchise in the 2018 edition of the T10 League.

Agarwal has also been linked to the corruption case involving Shakib Al Hasan, that saw the Bangladesh all-rounder being suspended for failing to report approaches. Agarwal is said to be the individual who initiated conversations with Shakib to coax the batsman into committing an illegal act.

The punishment meted out to Agarwal deals with his instructions to a fellow ‘participant’ to lie and conceal information from an ICC investigation team. Agarwal remains banned from all cricket activities till 2021 given he does not commit further offenses.