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Afghanistan Cricket Board bans Shafiqullah Shafaq from all forms of cricket for six years

The wicketkeeper-batsman pleaded guilty by accepted four charges related to the breaching of the ACB Anti-Corruption Code

SNS | New Delhi |

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Sunday banned its player Shafiqullah Shafaq from all forms of cricket for six years.

The wicketkeeper-batsman pleaded guilty by accepted four charges related to the breaching of the ACB Anti-Corruption Code.

The charges relate to the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League T20 (APL T20) in 2018 and the 2019 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), said ACB in an official statement.

Here are the four charges Shafaq breached as stated by ACB:

“Breach of Article 2.1.1 – 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 or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any Domestic Match, including (without limitation) by deliberately underperforming therein,” said the board.

“Breach of Article 2.1.3 – 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 …

“Breach of Article 2.1.4 – Attempting to solicit, induce, entice, persuade, encourage or intentionally facilitate a Participant to breach Article 2.1.

“Breach of Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by a Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under ACB Anti-Corruption Code,” it added.