Former Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor is set to receive a ‘multi-year ban’ from cricket, following an incident which occurred in 2019, where he was offered money to spot-fix matches.
In a statement released on his Twitter account, Taylor gave a detailed account of what had taken place on the night in question, painting a picture on how he was approached by a businessman on a deal to start a T20 league in Zimbabwe and subsequently blackmailed into accepting money to fix matches.
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Read the full statement here:
To my family, friends and supporters. Here is my full statement. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/sVCckD4PMV
— Brendan Taylor (@BrendanTaylor86) January 24, 2022
Taylor is known as one of Zimbabwe’s greatest batters post the Flower era, having made nearly 10,000 international runs in a career spanning 17 years. The right-hander captained his side in 71 games from 2011-2021 (he captained from 2011-2015 and then had a second stint in 2021).