ICC charges Bhatinda-based umpire Jatin Kashyap for breaching anti-corruption code | Cricket News

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) charged a Bhatinda-based referee on Monday Jatin Kashyap for breaching its anti-corruption code following an investigation into “international matches in 2022”.
The ICC did not specify the incidents related to the violation. Kashyap has officiated in district level matches in Punjab but is not on the BCCI panel.
Kashyap has not even officiated in district matches for the past four years and had disappeared from the state cricket officiating circuit until the world body researched his background from Punjab Cricket Association (APC).
Kashyap was charged with “failing or refusing, without compelling justification, to cooperate with the Anti-Corruption UnitIt is (UCA) investigation of possible corrupt conduct under the Code…”
“…including (without limitation) failure to provide in an accurate and complete manner any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU (whether pursuant to a formal request pursuant to the 4.3 or otherwise) in connection with such an investigation.”
The second violation relates to “obstructing or delaying the ACU’s investigation of possible corrupt conduct under the Code…
“…including (without limitation) concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information which may be relevant to this investigation and/or which may constitute evidence or may lead to the discovery of evidence of Corrupt Conduct under the Code,” read a statement from the ICC.

CPA secretary Dilsher Khanna insisted that the ICC charges against Kashyap have nothing to do with gambling in the state.
“The charges have nothing to do with Punjab cricket. The statement makes it clear that he was charged following an international gaming investigation,” Khanna said.
The ICC gave Kashyap 14 days to respond to the charges.
“In accordance with Article 4.6.6 of the Code, Mr. Kashyap has 14 days from May 19 to respond to the charges. The ICC will make no further comment regarding these charges at this stage,” the statement added. ICC.
While ICC officials don’t want to reveal more, sources with knowledge of the matter said Kashyap must have been either an intermediary between bookmakers or suspicious individuals, who could have been on the “persons of interest” list. from the ACU.
“If you look at the charges, it doesn’t appear that Kashyap was a bookmaker but possibly an intermediary, whose whereabouts were tracked during international matches,” a source familiar with BCCI told PTI.


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