Ex-Zimbabwe Cricket director banned by ICC for breaching anti-corruption code

first_imgEx-Zimbabwe Cricket director banned by ICC for breaching anti-corruption codeInternational Cricket Council banned former Zimbabwe Cricket director Enock Ikope for non-cooperation, delaying and obstructing investigation into possible corruption by the Anti-Corruption Unit.advertisement Reuters MumbaiMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 17:11 IST ICC has banned Zimbabwe official Enock Ikope for 10 years. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSICC banned Zimbabwe official Enock Ikope for 10 yearsIkope is the 2nd official from the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association to be penalised by the ICCIkope was provisionally suspended last year after being charged by the ICCFormer Zimbabwe Cricket director Enock Ikope has been banned for 10 years by the International Cricket Council for breaching three counts of ICC’s anti-corruption code, the governing body said on Wednesday.Ikope was provisionally suspended last year after being charged under ICC’s Article 2.4.6 and Article 2.4.7, which includes offences such as refusing to co-operate, delaying and obstruction of an investigation into possible corruption by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).He was the second official from the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association to be penalised by the ICC after Rajan Nayer was banned from all cricket activities for 20 years for offering Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer $30,000 to fix a match.The ICC said Ikope was banned by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal for five years in respect of each breach. The first two of the five-year periods of ineligibility will run concurrently, with the penalty for the third breach to run consecutively.”We welcome this decision and the substantial sanction imposed on Mr Ikope which reflects the gravity of the offences,” ICC general manager (ACU) Alex Marshall said in a statement.”Non-cooperation and obstruction of our investigations by participants to the Code are simply not acceptable and I hope this and other recent sanctions sends out a clear message to anyone involved in the sport.”Also Read | MS Dhoni comes home to Ranchi for India vs Australia 3rd ODIAlso Read | Committee of Administrators to refer Hardik-Rahul issue to Ombudsman on ThursdayAlso Read | Finisher MS Dhoni best suited in lower middle order, says Suresh RainaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Harare Metropolitan Cricket AssociationFollow Zimbabwe CricketFollow ICCFollow Anti-Corruption Codelast_img

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