Zimbabwe cricket director Enock Ikope has been provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after being charged with three counts of breaching the organization’s anti-corruption code, the governing body announced (https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-releases/713904) on Monday.
Ikope, Chairman of the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association (HMCA) and director of Zimbabwe Cricket, has been charged with the following three offences:
-Failure or refusal to cooperate with an investigation being carried out by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).
-Delaying an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible corrupt conduct.
-Obstruction of an investigation carried out by the ACU.
The suspended director has 14 days, from 11 June 2018, to respond to the charges.
Back in March, Rajan Nayer, who was the treasurer and marketing director of HMCA, was banned from all cricket activities for 20 years after accepting charges related to offering Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer $30,000 to fix an international match.
It is unclear if Ikope’s charges are related with Stem’s incident.
According to the statement by the ICC, no further comments will be made in respect to these charges at this state.