ICC probes match fixing in Bangladesh
The International Cricket Council is probing allegations of match-fixing in Bangladeshi cricket with former national captain Mohammad Ashraful among those being questioned, local officials said yesterday
ICC anti-corruption inspectors were investigating allegations of wrongdoing during a match in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), a spokesman for the Bangladesh Cricket Board said.
“The allegations involve a match between Dhaka Gladiators and Chittagong Kings in the second edition of the BPL,” spokesman Jalal Yunus told AFP.
The allegations are the latest to hit Bangladeshi cricket including the BPL, which was launched in 2012 in emulation of neighbouring India’s lucrative Twenty20 tournament.
Cricket’s world governing body confirmed that a probe by its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) was under way in Bangladesh.
“The ACSU is looking into allegations about the Bangladesh Premier League,” an ICC spokesman told AFP.
“As the investigations are ongoing and to ensure the process is not jeopardised, we cannot share any further details at this stage,” he said.