After being banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for two years from all cricket, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has said he is all for a corruption-free cricketing.
"I am obviously extremely sad to have been banned from the game I love, but I completely accept my sanction for not reporting the approaches," he told the ICC. "The ICC ACU is reliant on players to play a central part in the fight against corruption and I didn't do my duty in this instance."
Later at a press briefing at the BCB headquarters, Shakib thanked his fans, the media, the players and everyone that has supported him in his career so far and he expressed his desire to "return to cricket stronger".
Once the number one all-rounder in the world for a long time, he said, "Like the majority of players and fans around the world, I want cricket to be a corruption free sport and I am looking forward to working with the ICC ACU team to support their education programme and ensure young players don't make the same mistake I did."