Media Release : BCB statement on International Cricket Council’s decision to ban Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has noted the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s decision to ban Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from all cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended, for accepting three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

BCB President Nazmul Hassan, MP said: “While the BCB is shocked and extremely disappointed that an experienced player like Shakib had failed to report corrupt approach on three occasions, at the same time we are pleased that he has cooperated fully with the ICC ACU and has pledged his commitment to its education programme.

“We hope he will come back as a better and wiser cricketer and serve Bangladesh for many more years when his sanction will be over. During the suspension the BCB will continue to support his efforts at returning to cricket.     

“The BCB respects the ICC’s decision and shares similar sentiments against corruption in cricket.”