Enock Ikope charged by the ICC under Anti-Corruption Code
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Enock Ikope with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
Ikope, Chairman of the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association and director of Zimbabwe Cricket, has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect and has been charged with the following three offences under the Code:
1. Article 2.4.6 – failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible corrupt conduct under the Code.
2. Article 2.4.7 – delaying an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible corrupt conduct under the Code.
3. Article 2.4.7 – obstruction of an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible corrupt conduct under the Code.
Ikope has 14 days from 11 June 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage.
The ICC Anti-Corruption Code can be found here.
The Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association voted Ikope into the chairmanship in May 2015, he succeeded Cyprian Mandenge in the role.
Another member of the HMCA board member Rajan Nayer was banned from holding any position within cricket for twenty years by the ICC in March 2018.
It is very likely the charges in this instance stem from the same incident, where former Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer was approached to corrupt the game, an approach he immediately reported.
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