The ICC has banned Brendan Taylor for three-and-a-half years, just days after theformer Zimbabwe captain released a statement admitting he had failed to immediately report a corrupt approach by an Indian businessman and that he was blackmailed after taking cocaine during that meeting.
Gambhir in his column for The Times Of India newspaperhas written about the need to have more protection for whistleblowers who report against a "corrupt approach".
Reacting to this development, Ashwin took to Twitter and wrote, "Spread the awareness!! Most times the hand dealt to us at the poker table gives us an option to bet or fold!! Its important to fold and leave the table! All strength to Brendan and his family."
Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor on Monday admitted that he was approached by bookies in India to get involved in spot-fixing, and he revealed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) will impose a multi-year ban on him now.
Former Zimbabwe skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Brendan Taylor has decided to retire from international cricket and will play his last match on Monday against Ireland.
Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor was given out hit wicket during the second ODI between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, a decision that invited criticism from many fans and experts.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh: The hosts had reached 170-3 at the close, still 337 short of what would be a record-breaking target, leaving the visitors strongly placed to close out victory on Sunday.
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Babar Azam became the first Pakistan captain to win his first four Tests as skipper as they swept the series against Zimbabwe 2-0.
The inclusion of Dale Steyn and Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor will come as a relief for Kandy Tuskers after Chris Gayle and Liam Plunkett pulled out of the tournament.
Zimbabwe cricketers expressed their disappointment over ICC's decision to suspend Zimbabwe for the interference of government in its administration.