The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has banned national team player Shafiqullah Shafaq from all forms of cricket for six years after he admitted to four charges related to the breaching of the ACB Anti-Corruption Code.
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The charges are from the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League T20 held in 2018 and Bangladesh Primer League in 2019. In a media release from ACB, the 30-year old broke the anti-corruption code of trying to fix the outcome of a domestic match, seeking or offering bribes to fix the outcome of a domestic match, inducing a team-mate to fix a domestic match, and failing to report a corrupt approach.
ACB’s Senior Anti-Corruption manager, Sayed Anwar Shah Quraishi said: “This is a very serious offense where a senior national player is involved in the corruption of a high-profile domestic game in APL T20 2018. The player had also attempted but failed to get one of his teammates to engage in corruption in another high-profile game during the BPL 2019.”
Shafiqullah represented Afghanistan in 24 ODI’s and 46 T20I between 2009 and his last match against Bangladesh in September 2019.