Shakib Al Hasan Ban Lesson For All Sportsmen, Says Pakistan’s Ramiz Raja

Shakib Al Hasan made headlines across the globe after he admitted to various failures to report corruption approaches made to him and was given a two-year ban (one year already suspended) by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday. The Bangladesh all-rounder will miss next year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) and the T20 World Cup in Australia due to the ban. While many fans on social media called the ban on Shakib Al Hasan “harsh”, former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja slammed the Bangladesh cricketer for “sidetracking the laid rules and protocols”.

“So Shakib Al Hasan’s ban has a lesson for all sports lovers and sportsmen: if you disregard the game and try to become bigger than the game by sidetracking the laid rules and protocols then be ready for a fantastic fall! Sad,” Ramiz Raja said in a tweet.

Earlier, former England captain Michael Vaughan said he has “no sympathy for Shakib” and there should be a “longer ban” for such corruption in cricket.

“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,” Vaughan tweeted.