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Cricket: Bangladesh bans top umpire for 10 years

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday banned international umpire Nadir Shah for 10 years after a sting operation by an Indian TV channel found him apparently willing to fix matches for cash. Shah announced he would appeal against the decision, saying he had been made a scapegoat, but the move was welcomed by the International Cricket Council as underlining a commitment within the game to root out corruption.

Cricket: Bangladesh bans top umpire for 10 years

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday banned international umpire Nadir Shah for 10 years after a sting operation by an Indian television channel found him apparently willing to fix matches for cash. "Umpire Nadir Shah will not be considered for BCB retainership for 10 years," the board said in a statement. "During this period he will not be eligible for any assignment under the jurisdiction of the BCB."

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday banned international umpire Nadir Shah for 10 years after a sting operation by an Indian television channel found him apparently willing to fix matches for cash. "Umpire Nadir Shah will not be considered for BCB retainership for 10 years," the board said in a statement. "During this period he will not be eligible for any assignment under the jurisdiction of the BCB." sa/co/sm
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