#Shakib Al Hasan under investigation for not reporting bookie’s approach

Shakib Al Hasan is being investigated by the ICC for not reporting approaches by bookies. It is believed, though, that the ICC has so far not pressed any charges against Shakib, Bangladesh’s Test and T20I captain.

As reported yesterday, Shakib has missed most of the training sessions in the past few days and the Bangladesh Cricket Board has not officially explained his absence.

Neither the ICC nor its anti-corruption unit (ACU) has made any comment yet; their practice is to refrain from speaking about ongoing investigations until a charge is pressed. As per protocol, once the investigations are over, the ACU sends its final report to the ICC’s senior-most legal counsel, who makes the final decision on whether to go ahead with pressing the charge/s or not. The person being charged then has to decide whether to admit to his guilt or to contest the charge/s. If he does accept it, a sanction is agreed upon before the news is made public.

As reported yesterday, Shakib has missed most of the training sessions in the past few days and the Bangladesh Cricket Board has not officially explained his absence.

Neither the ICC nor its anti-corruption unit (ACU) has made any comment yet; their practice is to refrain from speaking about ongoing investigations until a charge is pressed. As per protocol, once the investigations are over, the ACU sends its final report to the ICC’s senior-most legal counsel, who makes the final decision on whether to go ahead with pressing the charge/s or not. The person being charged then has to decide whether to admit to his guilt or to contest the charge/s. If he does accept it, a sanction is agreed upon before the news is made public.

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