Brendan Taylor banned by ICC for 3 and half years for delay in reporting spot fixing approach


Dubai. international cricket council (ICC) Former Zimbabwe captain Brandon Taylor (Brendan Taylor) But in 2019, he was banned for three and a half years for not reporting the spot-fixing offer by an Indian businessman in a timely manner. The ICC also suspended Taylor for a month for failing a dope test for taking cocaine during the same episode. The ICC said in its statement that Taylor admitted that he violated the provisions of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

“Former Zimbabwe captain Brandon Taylor has been banned from all forms of cricket for three-and-a-half years after accepting four charges of breaching the provisions of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and one charge of the ICC Anti-Doping Code,” the ICC said. Taylor revealed on 24 January that she was blackmailed after ‘stupidly’ consuming cocaine during a meeting with an Indian businessman. Taylor had said that he could face several years of ban for not reporting the corrupt offer by an Indian businessman in a timely manner.

Taylor claimed that an Indian businessman had invited him to “sponsor” India and discuss possible plans for a T20 tournament in Zimbabwe. Without disclosing the name of the businessman, he said that he was offered $15,000 in October 2019. The 35-year-old played 205 ODIs, 34 Tests and 45 T20 Internationals before retiring last year.

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He was found guilty of consuming benzoylcoguanine, which is caused by the use of cocaine. “Under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, a three-and-a-half-year ban will be followed by a one-month suspension,” the ICC said. Taylor will be free to engage in sporting activities after July 28, 2025.

Tags: Brendan Taylor, Match fixing, Zimbabwe


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