shafiqullah shafaq handed six year ban over corruption

shafiqullah shafaq handed six year ban over corruption

by 11.05.2020 0 comments

The Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Shafiqullah Shafaq has been handed a six-year ban from the country’s Cricket Board (ACB) after he accepted four charges of breaching their Anti-Corruption Code.

The charges date back to the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League T20 in 2018 when Shafaq played for the Nangarhar Leopards, and the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League when he represented Sylhet Thunder.

“This is a very serious offence where a senior national player is involved in the corruption of a high-profile domestic game,” said Sayed Anwar Shah Quraishi, the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s senior anti-corruption manager.

“The player had also attempted, but failed, to get one of his teammates to engage in corruption in another high-profile game during the BPL 2019. It’s an alert for all those players who think their illegal activities concerning the game of cricket will not be disclosed to the ACB’s anti-corruption unit.”

Choosing to cooperate with the ACB’s anti-corruption unit, Quraishi emphasised that Shafaq avoided a longer ban from the sport.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, who has played 24 one-day internationals and 46 Twenty20s, has also agreed to be involved with the ACB’s integrity education programme.

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