Bangladesh Cricket Board will investigate the second division match of Dhaka League between Lalmatia Club and Axiom Cricketers at the City Club ground. BCB boss Nazmul Hassan Papon has said that a three-member committee has been made to investigate the match. [ নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ‘৪ বলে ৯২ রান’ নিয়ে তদন্ত করবে বিসিবি]
On April 11, Lalmatia’s Sujon Mahmud created a bizzare scenary giving away 92 runs of just four legal deliveries that included 65 wides and 15 no balls. He did this act as a form of protest against biased umpiring.
BCB’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit had a look at that match. BCB directors Sheikh Sohel (new umpires’ committee chairman), Akram Khan and Jalal Yunus will speak to the captains, coaches and match officials regarding this incident.
“The BCB’s ACSU looked into the matter of the 4-ball 92 game, and will present their report soon. We have also formed a three-member umpires’ committee consisting of Sohel, Akram Khan and Jalal Yunus who will report to us in three days about the same incident,” Papon said.
Umpiring has been questioned many times in domestic cricket. BCB president has said that cameras will be set up in first and second divisions matches of Dhaka League.
“We said last year that we would do something about the umpiring problem, so this year we fitted three cameras in every Dhaka Premier League venue. I haven’t heard any complaints about umpiring so far this year. From next season, we will do a similar thing in the first and second divisions too. We will assess the umpires.”
Papon wants improvement among the umpires for Bangladesh cricket’s future’s sake. He revealed that the umpires are afraid of the board directors.
“We have to strengthen our umpires for the sake of Bangladesh cricket’s future. We won’t reach a right decision if we keep sacking umpires based on complaints. They are, in any case, afraid of the board directors,” said Papon.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com