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Vaughan slams Shakib

  • Published at 08:01 pm October 30th, 2019
Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan posted a message on twitter saying he has zero tolerance against corruption

Former England Test captain Michael Vaughan thinks the International Cricket Council should have been stricter on Shakib al Hasan, the ace Bangladesh all-rounder, and impose a harsher punishment. 

“No sympathy what’s so ever for Shakib Al Hasan ... Non what’s so ever ... In this era the players get briefed all the time about what they can & cant do and what that have to report straight away ... 2 yrs isn’t enough ... Should have been longer ...,” said Vaughan on twitter.

Shakib was handed a two-year ban, with one-year suspended, Tuesday after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code of failing to disclose to the concerned authority in full details of any approaches or invitations he had received to engage in corrupt conduct.

The whole cricketing world was shocked with such a revelation and although most of the former players and fans showed their sympathy towards Shakib, one of the finest all-rounders in the current era, the former English captain took a different stance. 

People around the world replied angrily about his comment and many indicated that his stance was totally reverse with the issue of Australian players David Warner and Steve Smith when the players were banned by Cricket Australia for involvement in ball-tampering in a Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. 

After that, Vaughan said the one-year ban on the duo was too harsh and he pleaded to CA for leniency.

People also suggested the issue of Ben Stokes, the New-Zealand born English player, who was the hero of England’s first ever ODI World Cup title early this year, as Vaughan was lenient on him despite the Durham lad beating up people at a bar.

People asked whether the Englishman was harsh on Shakib only because the Bangladeshi does not belong to a player of the “big three” - England, Australia and India - the elite teams of world cricket. 

However, Vaughan later posted another message on twitter saying he has zero tolerance against corruption.

“For all you abusing I have zero tolerance for corruption .. It doesn’t matter what team you play for .. Players these days know exactly what they can and can’t do .. also know they have to report anything .. if they don’t they know the consequences .. #EndOf,” said Vaughan.