Bookie had approached Shakib Al Hasan forward of IPL 2018 sport between SRH and KXIP; WhatsApp chat particulars launched


An individual named Deepak Aggarwal had despatched a message to Shakib asking for some inside info.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) has been banned Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for 2 years from all cricket with one 12 months of that already suspended. Which means that the southpaw will miss subsequent 12 months’s T20 World Cup in Australia now. He was banned after accepting three fees of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

In line with the ICC’s media launch, the bookies had approached Shakib Al Hasan thrice in 2018 with as soon as in the course of the IPL in the identical 12 months. The all-rounder performs for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) within the cash-rich T20 league and he was approached by the bookie forward of the 26 April 2018 match between SRH and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

“Article 2.four.four – Failure to speak in confidence to the ACU full particulars of any approaches or invites he obtained to interact in Corrupt Conduct – in relation to an IPL 2018 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab on 26 April 2018,” one of many imposed fees on Shakib learn.

Other than this, Shakib Al Hasan was additionally approached by the bookie twice in the course of the Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe tri-series in January 2018.

Shakib Al Hasan accepted the sanction

Shakib Al Hasan admitted his mistake of not informing the ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) after the bookie contacted him. He’ll now be free to renew worldwide cricket solely on October 29 2020. After being charged, Shakib expressed that he’s disenchanted to have been banned. However he additionally admitted that he didn’t carry out his responsibility truthfully after being approached.

“I’m clearly extraordinarily unhappy to have been banned from the sport I really like, however I utterly settle for my sanction for not reporting the approaches. The ICC ACU is reliant on gamers to play a central half within the battle towards corruption and I didn’t do my responsibility on this occasion.

“Like the vast majority of gamers and followers world wide, I would like cricket to be a corruption-free sport and I’m trying ahead to working with the ICC ACU workforce to assist their training programme and guarantee younger gamers don’t make the identical mistake I did,” Shakib Al Hasan stated.

ICC Normal Supervisor Alex Marshall additionally felt that being an skilled cricketer, Shakib ought to’ve reported every of the three approaches. He additionally knowledgeable that the 32-year-old cooperated absolutely with the investigation whereas additionally admitting the errors he made.

In accordance the launched particulars, Shakib Al Hasan was in touch with an individual named Deepak Aggarwal who used to message him on WhatsApp. He requested him for inside info forward of the 26th April 2018 match between SRH and KXIP. Although Shakib has claimed that he didn’t present any info, his failure to report the incident has led to ICC imposing fees on him.

Listed here are extra particulars of that dialog:

On 26 April 2018, he (Shakib) performed for the Sunrisers Hyderabad workforce in its IPL match towards Kings XI Punjab.

He obtained a WhatsApp message from Mr Aggarwal that day asking him whether or not a selected participant was going to be taking part in within the sport that day, i.e. once more asking for Inside Data.

Mr Aggarwal continued this dialog with him by speaking about bitcoins, greenback accounts and requested him for his greenback account particulars. Throughout this dialog, he advised Mr Aggarwal that he needed to fulfill him “first”.

These messages on 26 April 2018 included plenty of deleted messages. He confirmed that these deleted messages contained requests from Mr Aggarwal for Inside Data.

He confirmed that he had issues over Mr Aggarwal, feeling he was a bit “dodgy”, and that, following their conversations, he had the sensation that Mr Aggarwal was a bookie.

He didn’t report any of the contact and approaches obtained from Mr Aggarwal on 26 April 2018 to the ACU or every other anti-corruption authority.