Bangladesh star all-rounder faces ban in corruption

Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain has been charged with corruption by the ICC for breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code during the 2020-21 Abu Dhabi T10 League. 

He will be banned for 2 years and will resume playing cricket from 7th April 2025. Last he was seen in the international circuit was on 25th January 2018 against Sri Lanka in the ODI series. From then he mostly played domestic matches in his country.

He accepted the three charges against him, those are-

  1. “failed to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official (without unnecessary delay) the receipt of a gift that was offered to him that had a value of over US$750, namely the gift of a new iPhone 12.   
  2. “failed to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official full details of the approach or invitation he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct via the new iPhone 12.” 
  3. “he failed or refused, without compelling justification, to cooperate with the Designated Anti-Corruption Official’s investigation in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code, including (without limitation) failing to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the Designated Anti-Corruption Official (whether as part of a formal Demand pursuant to Article 4.3 or otherwise) as part of such investigation.”

After confirming the charges, the ICC anti-corruption panel set the punishment for him. 

He represented his nation in 19 Tests, 65 ODIs and 31 T20s. he made his debut against Zimbabwe on 14th August 2011 in the ODI series while in test on 21st October 2011 and in T20 on 11th October 2011, both were against West Indies.

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