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Shakib should have informed ICC about match fixing offer: PM

MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said skipper Shakib Al Hasan should have informed the International Cricket Council about the match fixing offer.

“It’s clear that Shakib made mistakes and he realised that,” Hasina said at a media briefing in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Shakib allegedly hid a match fixing offer as per the probe report of the anti-corruption and security unit of the ICC, the media reports.

Bangladesh plans to travel India without Shakib for the three T20I and two Test matches, scheduled to start on Nov 3. The new development has confirmed Shakib’s non-availability for the tour.

“There’s nothing much the government can do about the ICC,” Hasina said.

Hasina opened her media briefing on her participation in the 18th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Azerbaijan.

The two-day NAM summit, a forum of 120 developing countries, ended on Oct 26 at Baku Congress Centre.

Hasina joined the plenary session of the summit on Oct 25 and took part in an event on ensuring concerted and adequate response to the challenges of contemporary world.

During the visit, she also attended the official reception hosted by Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev at Heydar Aliyev Centre.

On the sidelines of the NAM Summit, the prime minister had meetings with a number of NAM leaders including Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad.

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