Afghan player Shafiqullah Shafiq has been handed a six-year ban from cricket due to his breaches of the corruption code.
Shafiqullah Shafiq pledged guilty on four different charges declared by the anti-corruption tribunal. With that, he had been sanctioned with a six-year ban from all forms of cricket as a punishment for his illegal activities.
As per Afghanistan Cricket Board senior anti-corruption manager Anwar Shah Quraishi, ‘It is an alert for all those players who think their illegal activities concerning the game of cricket will not be disclosed to the ACB’s ACU. Our coverage is vaster than what is perceived. During our educational program, we always instruct players to report each suspicious activity in order to keep the game cricket and their own careers clean of any corrupt practices’.
Shafiq’s violations include breaches to Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, and 2.4.4. As all charges had been proven to be true, Shafiq showed deep remorse during the investigation. With that, the Afghan player is ready to contribute to ACB’s anti-corruption programme which helps young kids be aware of not being involved in corrupt practices.
The charges against Shafiq mainly pertain to his activities during the inaugural season of the Afghanistan Premier League in 2018. Aside from that, it was also believed that he lured a teammate from Sylhet Thunder to do corrupt practices during the 2019-2020 season of the Bangladesh Premier League. To learn more about BPL, head over to Betwala.
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