Several months ago the people of Bangladesh became astonished and frustrated watching the gradual revelation of the darkest phase of Bangladesh Cricket. Fixing scandals in Bangladesh Premier League has been investigating by International Cricket Council’s anti corruption unit (ACSU) since then. It is a painstaking journey to wait for the final report. Mohammad Ashraful has been banned after his acknowledgement about involving in fixing. But whoever else got involved in this scandal is still in shadow. Mohammad Ashraful informed that this root of fixing spreads up to international cricket in Bangladesh. But the dreadful question is how far it has rooted. The puzzle is going to be answered tomorrow at hotel Radisson Blue Water Garden in Dhaka.
Higher officials of ICC are coming tonight with the final report of ACSU. The team of representatives includes Chief Executive of ICC Dev Richardson, Head of ACSU Wi Pi Sing, Head of legal affairs Ian Higgins and Chief communication officer Samiul Hasan. They will reveal the final report in front of the media after discussing the whole matter with the Chief Executive and President of BCB tonight. Although It is not yet certain whether or not the scandals of cricketers in international cricket opened up tomorrow. Bangladesh Cricket Board also does not have any knowledge about this part of investigation and futile efforts were made to contact in ICC headquarter about it yesterday. A source has informed that as highest officials of ICC are present here, scandals in international cricket will also be opened up tomorrow.
Investigations of ACSU were started the investigation about fixing scandals surrounding three matches of the second stage of BPL and investigators splashed right into the fire from frying pan at that time. Mohammad Ashraful was the captain of Dhaka Gladiators in those three matches and he disclosed the involvement of the Gladiators in the very first day of enquiry. Ashraful said that fixing was done by the direction of Franchise owner Selim Chowdhury and his son Shihab Chowdhury. He had also given several strong indications of fixing. These manifestations pointed towards several foreign players including two of the Bangladesh international bowlers Mahabubul Alam Robin and Mosharraf Hossain Rubel.
In the day after Ashraful acknowledged about his involvement in international fixing. It doesn’t matter whether Ash had done it in his own conscience or in an expectation of reducing the punishment; he has been banned since then. The star Bangladeshi told that senior players like Khaled Mahmud, Khaled Masud and Mohammad Rafique had introduced him in this dark world. He has definitely indicated three international matches in which spot fixing was done-these are the hundredth match of Bangladesh cricket against India, the Chittagong test against India in 2010 and the match against New Zealand in 2012 T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. The name of those three former cricketers got involved in those matches. All three of them have strongly denied the allegations against them.
It was known that ICC has done separate investigations about the fixing scandal in international matches. ACSU investigators have visited Bangladesh several times to talk with concerned people in the meantime. They also have a talk with foreign players who played in BPL. All these are now on verge of revelation.