Nasir Hossain, the Bangladesh cricketer, has been banned by the ICC from playing all cricket for two years. Check it out here.
Nasir Hossain handed two year ban for corruption.
Hossain, along with seven other cricketers, two co-owners and two members of the coaching staff of the Pune Devils team, was charged by the ICC in September 2023 for alleged corrupt activities in the 2020-21 edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League.
Hossain accepted three charges for which he received a two-year ban, with six months suspended, and will be eligible to play cricket from April 7, 2025.
Below are the charges laid by the ICC (which is in charge of anti-corruption as per the ECB code) which Hossain accepted:
Charge No. 1 – Breach of Article 2.4.3 of the Code, in that he 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.
Charge No. 2 – Breach of Article 2.4.4 of the Code, in that he 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.
And Charge No. 3 – Breach of Article 2.4.6 of the Code, in 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.
He also refused to co-operate with the anti-corruption offical’s investigation into the matter. Hossain played 115 matches for Bangladesh, scoring 2695 runs and taking 39 wickets.
He has since competed in the domestic cricket, most recently for Prime Bank Cricket Club in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. Hossain will be free to resume international cricket on 7 April, 2025.