Indian Umpire, Jatin Kashyap Charged with Offences under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Through a press release dated May 22, 2023, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the umpire, Jatin Kashyap has been charged with offences under the council’s Anti-Corruption Code in relation to an investigation conducted into international matches last year.

Kashyap has been charged under Articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the Code for his non-cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Unit’s (ACU) investigation into possible corrupt conduct under the Code and for causing obstruction or delay in such an investigation.

The Code applies to all participants including cricketers, coaches, trainers, umpires, etc. and states that “obstructing or delaying” the Unit’s investigation would include concealing, tampering with or destroying information that is relevant to the investigation, amounts to evidence of corrupt conduct or may lead to the discovery of such evidence.

To challenge this decision, he would have to send a request for a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal, including his response to the charges within 14 days from the date of the receipt of the notice of the charge, i.e., May 19, 2023.