Shakib Al Hasan’s Name Goes Missing from ICC’s T20I Rankings After a Two Years Ban
Shakib Al Hasan. (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been banned for a couple of years after the all-rounder failed to report advances from a bookie. He was in touch with a bookie during a tri-series and Indian Premier League 2018 and the all-rounder had even exchanged messages with the bookies. Post this, he was banned for a couple of years by the International Cricket Council. With this, he is obviously not a part of the on-going tour between India and Bangladesh. Now, post this, Shakib Al Hasan’s name has gone missing from ICC’s T20I rankings released by the apex cricketing body on Monday. Shakib Al Hasan Banned for Two Years from All Cricketing Activities After Breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Until last month, Shakib Al Hasan’s name feature in the list on number two. He was also placed on number nine in the ICC’s bowling charts and was on number 32 on the batting list. After India sealed the three-game T20I series by 2-1 yesterday the International Cricket Council released the new rankings where Shakib’s name had gone missing. It was Mohammad Nabi who climbed to number one and Glen Maxwell stood on number two.

After Shakib Al Hasan was banned by the ICC, many Bangladeshi cricketers posted emotional messages for the all-rounder. Following ICC's decision, Shakib said, "I am obviously extremely sad to have been banned from the game I love, but I completely accept my sanction for not reporting the approaches." He added, "Like the majority of players and fans around the world, I want cricket to be a corruption-free sport and I am looking forward to working with the ICC ACU team to support their education programme and ensure young players don't make the same mistake I did."