The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged umpire Jatin Kashyap with breaching two counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code (the “Code”). The breaches arose out of an investigation into International Matches in 2022.
Mr Kashyap has been charged with the following offences under the Code:
A breach of Article 2.4.6 of the Code, 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.
A breach of Article 2.4.7 of the Code, 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.
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.