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Nasir Hossain, the Bangladesh all-round cricketer, has been charged by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) for alleged corrupt activities during the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament in 2021. There are a total of eight people, including Nasir Hossain, who were associated with the Pune Devils franchise in the tournament, played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, are facing corruption charges levelled by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Apart from the 31-year-old, who made his international debut for Bangladesh in 2011, the other individuals suspected for corrupt activities are the co-owners of Pune Devils, namely Krishan Kumar Chaudhary and Parag Sanghvi, the domestic players Rizwan Javed and Saliya Saman, the batting coach Ashar Zaidi, the assistant coach Sunny Dhillon, and the team manager Shadab Ahamed.

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Notably, Pune Devils played in the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament for the last time in 2021, finishing in last position on the points table with just one win in six matches in the Super League stage. Some of the top cricketers in the squad for the franchise in 2021 included Dawid Malan, Mohammad Amir, Thisara Perera, Sam Billings, Hardus Viljoen, and Ajantha Mendis, among others.

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), who had appointed the ICC ACU as their Designated Anti-Corrpution Official (DACO) to uphold their “Code” during the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament in 2021. This led to the ICC issuing the corruption charges on the team members of the Pune Devils, on behalf of the ECB.

According to the ICC, Nasir Hossain has three corruption charges levelled on him which includes, “Article 2.4.3 - Failing to disclose to the DACO receipt of a gift worth over $ 750,” “Article 2.4.4 - Failing to disclose to the DACO full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in Corrupt Conduct under the Code,” “Article 2.4.6 - Failing or refusing, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the DACO in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code.”