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Bangladesh Premier League probed for match-fixing

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has launched a probe into allegations by a player that he was asked to fix matches during the latest scandal-hit Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 tournament.

“The board will investigate Rangpur Riders player Jupiter Ghosh allegations against the team manager Sanuar Hossain to fix match results just before the start of the tournament earlier this month,” a BCB official said on Monday.

He claims that he was dropped from the team when he refused to comply.

“The BCB is investigating complaints lodged by a cricketer of BPL 2016 franchise Rangpur Riders against an official of the same team,” the official said.

“The BCB recognises that the allegations and counter allegations brought forward by the player and the official concerned, which includes breach of discipline and corrupt practice, are of serious nature.”

The Rangpur Riders expelled Ghosh on disciplinary grounds on Monday after he went public with the allegations.

The BCB has also suspended Ghosh and Hossain from the tournament while the investigation is conducted.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.