I’m unhappy for letting down the game I really like essentially the most: Shakib Al Hasan

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He additionally vowed to serve the nation with extra vigour after making a comeback.

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

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, on Wednesday, ready a press release to learn out in entrance of the media and admitted that he let down the game for not reporting the corrupt approaches. The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) banned him for 2 years from all cricket (one yr of that in suspension). The ICC took the choice after its Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) completely investigated the matter.

The alleged bookie Deepak Aggarwal approached Shakib Al Hasan thrice in 2018 – twice throughout the tri-series involving Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe and as soon as throughout the IPL forward of the 26 April match between SRH and KXIP – for inside info. The all-rounder didn’t present any info to him. Nevertheless, he didn’t report the incident to the ICC ACU as nicely which led to him breaching the ICC Anti Corruption Code.

The Bangladesh followers suffered a large shock after the information was made public. Nevertheless, they’ve proven sturdy assist for Shakib Al Hasan and are hoping that he’ll come again stronger subsequent yr.

I’ve failed in my accountability, says Shakib Al Hasan

Whereas talking in entrance of the media, Shakib Al Hasan felt that the cricketers must assist the ICC to make the game corruption-free. He additionally conceded that he failed in his accountability by not reporting the a number of approaches whereas additionally vowing to come back again subsequent yr and serve his nation with extra vigour.

“I’ve ready a press release that I shall now learn out. I’m unhappy that I’ve let down the game I really like essentially the most. I settle for the ICC cost of not having reported an illegal strategy. Cricketers have to cooperate with the ICC in retaining the game clear. I’ve failed in my accountability in direction of guaranteeing that. I would like cricket to be clear, identical to the numerous followers and different gamers.

“I additionally need to set an excellent instance for youthful cricketers and therefore intend to maintain cooperating with the ICC in future. One other factor I want to say is that I’m grateful to the media, followers, BCB and others who’ve all the time supported me by all ups and downs. I hope you’ll proceed to assist and I’ll serve the nation with extra vigour, Shakib Al Hasan was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

The 32-year-old is ready to overlook the T20 World Cup subsequent yr in Australia and his ban ends on October 29, 2020, after which he can don the Bangladesh jersey once more.