ICC Bans Bangladesh All-Rounder For Two-Years

image-lrhgsctgNasir Hossain featured in 115 internationals for Bangladesh [X.com]

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has a no-tolerance policy against offenders, and after investigation banned Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain for two years. 

Hossain has been banned from participating in any form of cricket during his two-year punishment after ICC found the player guilty of breaching Emirates Cricket Board's Anti-Corruption Code during his time with Pune Devils in the Abu Dhabi T10 League in the 2020-21 edition.

Hossain has already accepted all three charges leveled against him and two years ban, of which six months are suspended. 

As per the ICC Statement, Hossain's first charge was that the all-rounder "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.

Secondly, the cricketer "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."

Hossain's third and final charge was that "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."

The 32-year-old will be eligible to play international cricket from April 7, 2025.  Hossain last featured for Bangladesh in May 2023, and has appeared in 19 Tests, 65 ODIs, and 31 T20Is since 2011, amassing 2,695 runs and picking 39 wickets.