The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Brendan Taylor for three-and-a-half years, simply days after the former Zimbabwe captain released a statement admitting he had failed to right away report a corrupt method by an Indian businessman and that he was blackmailed after taking cocaine throughout that assembly. “Brendan Taylor has been handed a three-and-a-half 12 months ban from all types of cricket after he accepted 4 expenses of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and one separate cost of breaching the Anti-Doping Code,” the ICC introduced in a launch on Friday.
Taylor represented Zimbabwe in 284 worldwide matches between 2004 and 2021, scoring 9,938 runs with 17 centuries.
“He accepted the sanctions after admitting to varied breaches of the Anti-Corruption Code whereas a separate cost of breaching the Anti-Doping Code was levelled in opposition to him for a constructive check outcome for the stimulant Benzoylecognine, a cocaine metabolite, in September final 12 months,” added ICC.
“The primary of Taylor’s anti-corruption breaches was for failing to reveal “(with out pointless delay) the receipt of any reward, cost, hospitality or different profit that (a) the participant knew or ought to have identified was given to them to acquire a breach of the Code or (b) that was made or given in circumstances that would deliver the participant or the game of cricket into disrepute’,” continued the ICC assertion.
“Taylor was additionally responsible of not disclosing ‘(with out pointless delay), a receipt of items/hospitality with a worth of US$750 or extra whatever the circumstances through which they got’,” it added.
“The third cost was not disclosing ‘(with out pointless delay), full particulars of the method obtained to interact in corrupt conduct underneath the Code’ together with in relation to a then upcoming sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka and/or Bangladesh.
“Within the fourth and last cost, Taylor breached the Code by obstructing or delaying an Anti-Corruption Unit investigation, together with ‘concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or different data which may be related to that investigation and/or which may be proof of or could result in the invention of proof of corrupt conduct underneath the ICC Anti-Corruption Code’.”
Taylor, in an in depth confession on social media earlier this week, claimed that he was invited by the businessman to India to debate “sponsorships” and potential launch of a T20 occasion in Zimbabwe moreover a proposal of USD 15,000 in October, 2019. He didn’t title the businessman in query.
“We had drinks and through the course of the night they freely supplied me cocaine, which they themselves engaged in, and I foolishly took the bait. I’ve gone over it 1,000,000 occasions since and nonetheless really feel sick to my abdomen reliving that evening and the way they performed me,” Taylor wrote.
“The next morning, the identical males stormed into my resort room and confirmed me a video taken of me the evening earlier than doing cocaine and informed me that if I didn’t spot repair at worldwide matches for them, the video could be launched to the general public.
“I used to be cornered. And with 6 of those people in my resort room, I used to be scared for my very own security. I might fallen for it. I might willingly walked right into a state of affairs that has modified my life perpetually.”
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