BPL match fixing tribunal is out of form

BPL LogoInternational Cricket Council (ICC)’s CEO, Mr. Dev Richardson clearly stated the procedures of solving the match fixing allegations against the accused cricketers. Afterwards some of the officials of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) also announced that a tribunal would be formed within 40 days of handing over the match fixing charges to the accused cricketers. The hearing will also take place immediately after that.

Since then there is no further progress till now; the allotted 40 days have passed yesterday and the tribunal is yet to be formed. Some of the names were considered at that period and came to the media also including that of the former Chief justice Mr. Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury who was requested to lead the tribunal.

Mr. Chowdhury said that he received a written offer from the BCB president but there is no further progress and any sort of contract is yet to be signed.

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In the meanwhile, lawyers of two accused cricketers Mosharraf Hossain and Mahbubul Alam sent legal notices to BCB. Lawyer Nur-Us-Sadek said, “We have sent the legal notice. We will go to session court next week to plead against the allegations. We will also appeal to allow the accused cricketers to play during the interim period.”

Acting Chief Executive of BCB Mr. Nizamuddin Chowdhury could not say anything clearly. He said to the media, “The whole process is being late due to procedural matters. I can’t say anything more. Everything will be on time.” About the legal notice sent by the two accused cricketers he said, “They can deal the matter in their own way. The board will do in its own procedure.”

Earlier in 13th August this year, a joint press conference between ACSU (Anti corruption & security unit of ICC) and BCB was held in which the CEO of International Cricket Council stated the summary of investigations of match fixing scandals against cricketers. Nine persons were accused among whom six are Bangladeshis. The accused foreigners are the Indian CEO of Dhaka Gladiators Gourab Rawat and cricketers Darren Stevens and Koushal Lokuaracchi. The charge sheet of complaint had been sent directly or E-mails at the very date to accused persons.