Bhatinda-based cricket umpire Jatin Kashyap has been charged by ICC for breaching its anti-corruption code following an investigation into “international matches in 2022”.
Jatin Kashyap Charged For Breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code
Kashyap has been charged for refusing and delaying the Anti-Corruption Unit’s (ACU) investigation, which is a breach of Articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7.
As per the ICC, Kashyap has been charged with a breach of Article 2.4.6 of the Code, which stands for “failing or refusing, without compelling justification, to cooperate with the Anti-Corruption Unit’s (ACU) investigation in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code, including (without limitation) failing to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU (whether as part of a formal Demand pursuant to Article 4.3 or otherwise) as part of such investigation.”
ICC further added that Kashyap has also been charged with a breach of Article 2.4.7 of the Code, which talks about “obstructing or delaying the ACU’s investigation in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code, including (without limitation) concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence of or may lead to the discovery of evidence of Corrupt Conduct under the Code.”
BCCI sources said that the ICC had sought details about Jatin Kashyap from Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) in October last year.
In accordance with Code Article 4.6.6, ICC said Kashyap has 14 days from May 19 to respond to the charges, while adding that they will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage.
However, PCA secretary Dilsher Khanna said the ICC charges against Kashyap has nothing to do with the game in the state.
“The charges have nothing to do with Punjab cricket. The release makes it clear that he has been charged following an investigation into international games,” Khanna told PTI.
“In accordance with Code Article 4.6.6, Mr Kashyap has 14 days from 19 May to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage,” the ICC added.