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Afghan Cricketer Shafiqullah Shafaq Banned for Six Years over Corruption

Shafiqullah Shafaq was on Sunday handed a six-year ban from all forms of cricket by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) after the wicket-keeper batsman accepted his involvement in corrupt activities during the APLT20 and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Afghan Cricketer Shafiqullah Shafaq Banned for Six Years over Corruption
Shafaq accepted four charges relating to breach of the ACB Anti-Corruption Code during the inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League T20 in 2018 and the 2019 edition of the BPL.
Shafaq accepted four charges relating to breach of the ACB Anti-Corruption Code during the inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League T20 in 2018 and the 2019 edition of the BPL.
“Shafaq was charged under breach of article 2.1.1 which is directly related to “fixing or contriving in any way or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to any agreement or effort to fix or contrive in any way” which also includes deliberate under-performance,” the ACB said in a statement.
“The breach of article 2.1.3 relates to “seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept any bribe or other Reward to (a) fix or to contrive in any way or otherwise to influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any Domestic Match …” The other two charges relate to failure to report corrupt approach to the anti-corruption unit.
Source : Afghan Voce Agency(AVA)
Monday 11 May 2020 13:07
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