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Shakib's ban to be withdrawn today

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Sports Reporter :
The ban of Shakib Al Hasan will be withdrawn today. So, ace all-rounder of Bangladesh can return to the all kinds of cricket from tomorrow.
Shakib Al Hasan and his family are now staying at the United States of America. Shakib Al Hasan will take part in the five-team T20 Cricket Tournament, arranged by the Bangladesh Cricket Board from November 15.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Shakib Al Hasan for one year from all sorts of cricket competitions as the ace all-rounder failed to report corrupt approaches to the authority.
He failed to disclose to the Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct - in relation to an IPL 2018 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab on April 26, 2018.
Under the provisions of the Code, Shakib chose to admit the charges and agreed the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing.
Under the provisions of the Code, Mr Al Hasan chose to admit the charges and agreed 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 29 October 2020.
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.
"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."
Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager - Integrity said: "Shakib Al Hasan is a highly experienced international cricketer. He has attended many education sessions and knows his obligations under the Code. He should have reported each of these approaches.
"Shakib has accepted his errors and cooperated fully with the investigation. He has offered to assist the Integrity Unit in future education, to help younger players to learn from his mistakes. I am happy to accept this offer."





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