Shakib Al Hasan Banned From International Cricket For 2 Years After Accepting Charges Under ICC Anti-Corruption Code, Unhappy Bangladeshi Cricket Fans Take To Twitter to Vent Anger!
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Bangladesh Cricket Team T20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan has been banned for two years from international cricket. Shakib is barred from all cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code (ACU). Earlier local media had reported how the star all-rounder failed to report a corrupt approach. Meanwhile, Bangladeshi cricket fans are unhappy with ICC's decision and are venting their anger on Twitter.  There was already uncertainty over Shakib Al Hasan's participation in the upcoming India tour in the wake of the players calling a strike over the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) not addressing their grievances. Now with two years ban, Shakib Al Hasan will not only miss India tour but will also rest of tournament and series till 29 October 2020. Shakib Al Hasan Banned for Two Years from All Cricketing Activities After Breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Shakib Al Hasan has been charged under three charges- Article 2.4.4 of ICC Anti-Corruption Code. The Bangladesh Cricket Team all-rounder had not disclosed details to ACU for three matches in regards to any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct. Shakib was accused of engaging in activity that falls under Corrupt Conduct during Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe tri-series in January 2018 and during Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab match of Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 26, 2018, at Mohali. While ICC has made their stand clear on dealing with such cases, fans of Shakib Al Hasan and Bangladesh cricket are highly disappointed with their decision.

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Shakib has accepted his errors and cooperated fully with the investigation. The Bangladesh star cricketer has offered to assist the Integrity Unit in future education, to help younger players to learn from his mistakes. Shakib accepted his mistake for not being able to provide full details to ICC, however, he is unhappy to stay out of action for at least a year.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh cricketers will be playing against Indian Cricket Team from November 3, 2019, in three-match T20I series. Players have also been convinced to play first-ever day-night Test Match at Eden Garden, Kolkata on Nov 22.