Shafiqullah Shafaq banned for six years for his involvement in corruption in APLT20, BPL

KABUL: Shafiqullah Shafaq it was on Sunday he delivered a six-year ban on all forms of Cricket for him Afghanistan Cricket Board ( ACB ) after the wicket-keeper hitter accepted his involvement in corrupt activities during the APLT20 and Bangladesh Premier League (GLP)

Shafaq accepted four charges relating to breach of the ACB Anti-Corruption Code during the inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League T20 in 2018 and the 2019 edition of BPL.

Shafaq was charged under breach of article 2.1.1 which is directly related to 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 which also includes deliberate under -performance, the ACB said in a statement.

The violation of article 2.1.3 relates to seeking, accepting, offering or accepting any bribe or other Reward to (a) arrange or devise in any way or in any other way improperly influence the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any domestic party ...

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The other two charges relate to the failure to report a corrupt approach to the anti-corruption unit.

Shafaq, 30, has played in 24 ODI and 46 T20I. His last international appearance was in a T20 game against Bangladesh in September 2019.

Under the provisions of the Code, Mr. Shafaq chose to admit the charges levied against him and agreed to the sanctions by ACB in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing, ACB press release stated.

Addressing the matter, 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 also tried but failed to get one of his teammates involved in corruption in another high-profile game during BPL 2019.