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ICC bans Zimbabwe's Taylor over anti-corruption breaches

Taylor revealed on Monday in a tweet that he took cocaine and accepted a $15,000 bribe from an Indian businessman

By AFP
January 28, 2022
ICC bans Zimbabwes Taylor over anti-corruption breaches

DUBAI: Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has been banned from all cricket for three-and-a half years over breaches of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption code, the world governing body said Friday.

Taylor accepted four charges relating to breaches of the rules and a separate charge of breaching the ICC anti-doping code.

"Over such a long career, he (Taylor) participated in numerous anti-corruption and anti-doping education sessions and knew exactly what his obligations were under the ICC anti-corruption and anti-doping codes," said Alex Marshall, general manager of the ICC's Integrity Unit.

"It is disappointing that a player of his experience chose not to fulfil those obligations. However, he has accepted all charges, which has been reflected in the sanction."

Taylor revealed on Monday in a tweet that he took cocaine and accepted a $15,000 bribe from an Indian businessman.

Taylor retired from international cricket in September. He represented Zimbabwe in 34 Tests, 205 one-dayers and 45 T20s.