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Darren Stevens cleared of corruption charges in BPL

Darren Stevens: Cleared of not reporting an illegal approach

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Darren Stevens has been cleared of any involvement in match-fixing in last year's Bangladesh Premier League.

The Kent all-rounder appeared before an International Cricket Council anti-corruption tribunal charged with failing to report an illegal approach.

Stevens was one of nine men charged in relation to corruption in last year's BPL, in which he played for the Dhaka Gladiators.

He was not among those accused of spot-fixing or match-fixing, but he was under suspicion for not alerting authorities of an illegal approach.

The 37-year-old had protested his innocence in an official statement released in conjunction with the Federation of International Cricketers' Association last year.

If found guilty, Stevens faced a potential ban of between one and five years from all domestic and international cricket.

Statement

But Kent confirmed that Stevens has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a brief statement on their website.

Stevens also released a statement which read: "I would officially like to thank the tribunal for their verdict and in particular their determination of non guilty findings in charges brought against me by the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

"I can assure all of the fans of the Dhaka Gladiators, the people of Bangladesh and all cricket followers, that I have always played the game of cricket honestly, with integrity and to the best of my ability.

"I have loved playing cricket in Bangladesh, as well as everywhere else in the world and I hope that I will be allowed to continue to play cricket globally."