Darren Stevens charged after ICC fixing probe in Bangladesh
Kent's Darren Stevens confirms he has been charged by the ICC for failing to report an approach to fix matches.
Last Updated: 14/08/13 2:43pm
Stevens is one of two players charged with failing to declare a "corrupt approach."
The other seven are charged with fixing matches. The charges follow a probe by the ICC into the Dhaka Gladiators franchise.
The ICC's anti-corruption unit believes Stevens was not involved in fixing matches, but failed to declare that he had been approached.
In a statement Stevens said: "I confirm that I have been charged by the ICC with a failure to report a corrupt approach made to me during BPL2 in February this year.
"I have not been involved in any corrupt activity and have not been charged with any and I am co-operating with the ICC and ACSU in their investigation and prosecution of the corruption charges in matters relating to the BPL.
"I am totally against any corruption in cricket and would never do anything other than perform to the best of my ability in any game.
"The ICC have not suspended me from playing and I remain willing and able to play for Kent in all fixtures if selected. As the charge against me is now the subject of disciplinary proceedings I can make no further comment with regard to them at this stage."
If found guilty Stevens could be banned for between one year and five years.
Anyone found guilty of fixing matches faces a minimum ban of five years, with a lifetime ban possible.