Bangladesh Cricket Board Bans Umpire Nadir Shah for Corruption

March 18, 2013

Umpire Nadir Shah has been banned by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for 10 years for corruption.

Shah, who umpired in 40 one-day internationals between 2006 and 2011, was handed the punishment following an investigation by a special inquiry committee.

Shah and other officials from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan were shown allegedly negotiating deals with under-cover reporters to affect the outcome of matches, in footage shown on Hindi-language news channel India TV in October.

A BCB statement said: “Umpire Nadir Shah will not be considered for a BCB retainer for 10 years.”

“During this period he will not be eligible for any assignment under the jurisdiction of the BCB.”

Shah, a member of the International Cricket Council’s panel of umpires, also officiated in three Twenty20 internationals.

ICC chief executive David Richardson, added: “The ICC takes no pleasure from the fact an umpire has been found to have acted inappropriately and sanctioned accordingly, however, the decision reflects the commitment of the ICC and its members to root out corruption from our great sport.”