Nazmul Hassan Papon, The Bangladesh Cricket Board President yesterday has flown to London to attend at the week-long ICC Annual General Meeting beginning at Lord’s from tomorrow.
Among the many agendas, the BCB president will be keen to get hold of spot-fixing report from the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). Nazmul Hassan might have to answer for the delayed of BCB election process and speaks of shifting the men’s and women’s T20 World Cup 2014 from Bangladesh next year might also come up with.
Investigations of ACSU into possible fixing practices in certain matches of the second edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) unveiled many names tagged with the wrong-doings, with the suspended Bangladesh national cricketer Mohammad Ashraful’s confession to be involved in spot fixing being the key incident in the whole saga.
This controversial matter got massive media coverage for over a week and the final report of ACSU has been highly awaited. Speculation as when the report will be submitted was ended when Nazmul Hassan assured that he would get the final report at theICC AGM tomorrow.
There was a scheduled meeting between BCB president Nazmul Hassan and the Club officials of Dhaka Premier League on 22nd June which has been postponed because of the Nazmul has recently declared that the Dhaka Premier League might start only after getting the report from ACSU.
It has also been said that Bangladesh could lose their associate-membership and further speculation centered on the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2014 possibly being swift from Bangladesh because of the slow progress in doing venues ready.