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Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor banned by ICC for 3 and half years

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Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor was on Friday banned for 3 and a half years by the ICC for failing to report a 2019 spot-fixing strategy by an Indian businessman on time and was additionally handed a one month suspension for failing a dope take a look at which was linked to his consumption of cocaine through the episode.

In an announcement, the ICC stated Taylor admitted to being in breach of the provisions of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.



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“Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has been banned from all cricket for 3 and a half years after he accepted breaching 4 fees of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and, individually, one cost of the ICC Anti-Doping Code,” the ICC stated.

On January 24, Taylor made a surprising disclosure that he was blackmailed after “foolishly” taking cocaine throughout his assembly with an Indian businessman.

Taylor stated he’s going through a multi-year ban from the ICC for delay in reporting a corrupt strategy by an Indian businessman in 2019.

Taylor had claimed that he was invited by the businessman to India to debate “sponsorships” and potential launch of a T20 occasion in Zimbabwe apart from a proposal of USD 15,000 in October 2019. He didn’t title the businessman in query.

The 35-year-old, who performed 205 ODIs, 34 Checks and 45 T20s earlier than retiring final yr, stated he was additionally given an element fee to identify repair matches, which, in accordance with him, he by no means did.

He examined constructive for Benzoylecognine, which is primarily a results of cocaine ingestion.

“This one-month suspension will run concurrently with the suspension of three and a half years below the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Mr Taylor can be free to renew his involvement within the sport on 28 July 2025,” the ICC said.

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