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Bangladesh’s Nasir Hossain Receives Two-Year Ban For ICC Code Breach

Bangladesh's Nasir Hossain Receives Two-Year Ban For ICC Code Breach

Bangladesh’s all-rounder Nasir Hossain, aged 32, has been handed a two-year ban from participating in all forms of cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC). This penalty comes in response to Hossain’s admission of three charges related to violations of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. The charges were officially filed against him by the council in September 2023.

According to the ICC’s official statement, Hossain acknowledged failing to promptly disclose the receipt of a gift, specifically a new iPhone 12 valued at over $750, to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official. This action was deemed a violation of Article 2.4.3 of the Code.

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In addition to the failure to disclose the gift, Hossain breached Article 2.4.4 of the Code by not providing comprehensive details to the probe official regarding an approach or invitation he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct through the new iPhone 12.

Another violation was noted under Article 2.4.6 of the Code, where Hossain was found guilty of refusing to cooperate with the designated anti-corruption official’s investigation without compelling justification, as outlined in the charge sheet. The statement emphasized that he failed to furnish accurate and complete information or documentation requested by the designated official during the investigation.

The two-year ban imposed on Hossain includes a six-month suspension, indicating the severity of the charges and the importance of maintaining the integrity of the sport. This decision reflects the ICC’s commitment to combating corruption within cricket and ensuring that players adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Nasir Hossain, who represented Bangladesh in 115 matches across formats between 2011 and 2018, contributing with both bat and ball, has primarily been involved in domestic cricket since then. The ban will impact his ability to participate in any cricketing activities for the specified duration, underscoring the serious consequences of breaching the anti-corruption regulations set by the ICC.