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Shakib Al Hasan ban creates opportunity for Australia

Australia’s chances of ending their eight-year Test series drought in Asia have skyrocketed due to the long ban handed to superstar Shakib Al Hasan, who will miss the upcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh.
Shakib, who was dominant as Australia drew 1-1 in Bangladesh two years ago, has received a two-year ban from the ICC after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

This ban, one year of which was suspended, was due to Shakib “failing to report corrupt approaches” to the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit. The Bangladesh all-rounder did not notify the ICC he had repeatedly been approached by a bookie who was seeking to get “inside information for betting purposes”.

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Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan celebrates a wicket

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