Bangladesh Nasir Hossain was banned from all forms of cricket for two years by the ICC for violating the Anti-Corruption Code. The 32-year-old cricketer pleaded to three counts and received a two-year suspension from all formats, with six months suspended. The council charged the player in September 2023.
Bangladesh Nasir Hossain gets two-year suspension for iPhone gift
The global governing body for cricket said Hossain admitted to failing 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 $750. As namely the gift of a new iPhone 12,” violating Article 2.4.3 of the Code. He also violated Article 2.4.4 of the Code by not telling the probe official about “the approach or invitation he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct via the new iPhone 12.”
The charge sheet stated that he breached Article 2.4.6 of the Code by refusing to comply with the anti-corruption authority without explanation. It stated that Hossain failed to provide correct and comprehensive information or material requested by the designated authority for the probe. Hossain scored 2695 runs and took 39 wickets in 115 Bangladesh matches across formats from 2011 to 2018.
He has subsequently played mostly domestically, most notably for Prime Bank Cricket Club in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. If he meets the suspended sanction criteria, the batsman can play international cricket again on April 7, 2025.
After violating the ICC’s anti-corruption code, former West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels. He helped his team win the 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cups, was banned for six years in November 2018. The panel found the former West Indies hitter guilty of violating the ICC’s anti-corruption policy for failing to report cash, gifts, and hospitality that could damage the sport. He received a similar sentence 15 years before.