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Shakib’s ban to be lifted tomorrow

 Sports Desk

 Published: 07:05 PM, 27 October 2020  

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan

The ban of Shakib Al Hasan will be lifted on Wednesday, paving his way to return to the ground after one year.

He will be free to join any kind of cricket from Thursday. However, he is all set to return to competitive cricket with a T20 tournament, which the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will organize in mid-November.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from all cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code last year.

Under the provisions of the Code, Shakib chose to admit the charges and agreed to the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing.

Subject to him satisfying the conditions in respect of the suspended part of the sanction, he will be free to resume international cricket on October 29, 2020, ICC said earlier.

Accepting his failure to report corrupt approaches, during that time Shakib Al Hasan 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. The ICC ACU is reliant on players to play a central part in the fight against corruption and I didn’t do my duty in this instance.”