The ICC has severely reprimanded an Indian arbitrator. There are reports that this arbitrator can become seriously entangled in cases involving corruption. The ICC has given this arbitrator a few days of time, otherwise some important steps can also be taken.
Indian referee caught up in corruption
The ICC charged Bathinda referee Jatin Kashyap on Monday with breaching the anti-corruption code after an investigation into international matches in 2022. The ICC did not provide details of the incidents that led to Kashyap being charged under its anti-corruption code. Kashyap has officiated district level matches in Punjab but is not on the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) panel.
Kashyap has been accused of failing to cooperate or unreasonably refusing to cooperate with an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) into possible corrupt conduct under the ICC Code. The ICC said in the statement that this also included failing to accurately and completely provide any information and documentation requested by the ACU as part of the investigation.
The second violation relates to “obstructing or delaying an ACU investigation into potentially corrupt conduct under the Code,” including concealing, altering or destroying any documents or other information, according to the statement, that may be relevant to that investigation and that may constitute evidence of a finding of evidence of corrupt practice under the Code.
PCA also made a big statement
BCCI sources said the ICC had sought information on the umpire from the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) in October last year. However, PCA secretary Dilsher Khanna said the ICC charges against Kashyap had nothing to do with gambling in the state.