ICC slap former Zimbabwean Cricket official with 20-year ban

The ICC found Ikope guilty of breaching three counts of the body’s Anti-Corruption Code.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned former Zimbabwe Cricket board member Enock Ikope from the game for 10 years.

The ICC found Ikope guilty of breaching three counts of the body’s Anti-Corruption Code. He is said to have attempted to fix the national cricket team’s Test match against the West Indies in 2017.

The ICC in a statement said Ikope had failed to cooperate with its investigation, including the “deletion of data from his mobile phone before handing it over to the ICC’s anti-corruption tribunal.

ICC general manager Alex Marshall said: “Non-cooperation and obstruction of our investigations by participants to the Code are simply not acceptable and I hope this and other recent sanctions send out a clear message to anyone involved in the sport.”

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He added: “Once again we must thank an international captain, Graeme Cremer, for his absolute professionalism in recognising the initial approach by Mr Nayer, rejecting and then reporting it.

“We are thankful to him and to Zimbabwe Cricket for all the help during the investigations.” Ikope’s suspension follows the 20 year ban handed out to Rajan Nayer, a former senior Zimbabwe cricket official, in March 2018.

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