Indian umpire pleaded guilty of breaching anti-corruption code during last year’s international matches

By Daniel S

May 23, 2023

Cricket’s governing body imposed the charges on Indian umpire Jatin Kashyap yesterday the 22nd of May. He was found guilty of breaching the anti-corruption code after the investigation of international matches concluded last year in 2022. Although, detailed information on his offenses hasn’t been revealed by the governing body.

He happened to officiate a couple of district-level matches related to the Punjab Cricket Association but is not registered on the panel of the Indian Cricket Board. He wasn’t active in umpiring even in the district matches in the time period of last four years. The State Cricket Board of Punjab didn’t acquire his services during this time period.

Meanwhile, the secretary of the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), Dilsher Khanna said that the charges imposed on Jatin aren’t related in any way to the games played in the state.

In a recent statement, the governing body of cricket cleared that Jatin was slapped with the charges of breaching articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the anti-corruption code. The body has given him a time of 14 days to clear his stance and give a response with respect to the imposed charges.

Here’s what the imposed charges are related to:

The code or charges imposed on Jatin Kashyap stand for and are related to, “failing or refusing, without compelling justification, to cooperate with the Anti-Corruption Unit’s (ACU) investigation in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code, including (without limitation) failing to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU (whether as part of a formal Demand pursuant to Article 4.3 or otherwise) as part of such investigation.”

“Obstructing or delaying the ACU’s investigation in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code, including (without limitation) concealing, tampering with, or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence of or may lead to the discovery of evidence of Corrupt Conduct under the Code,” the law states further.