Bangladesh Cricket Board Gives Umpire 10-Year Ban On Corruption Charges
The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday "banned umpire Nadir Shah for 10 years on charges of corruption," according to the AP. A BCB statement said, "Shah will not be considered for retainership for 10 years and during this period he will not be eligible for any assignment under the jurisdiction of the BCB." The 49-year-old Shah "had stood in 40 one-day internationals before corruption charges against him were brought up by an Indian television channel during a sting operation last year" (AP, 3/18). The Int'l Cricket Council said in a statement: "This decision also reiterates cricket's zero-tolerance approach toward corruption and should serve as a reminder to all stakeholders, be they umpires, players, curators or administrators of the risks and challengers the sport faces" (ICC).