Five Indians fined for betting in BPL
The sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) kicked-off on 5th January and six matches has been played so far.
Betting during matches has always been a common scenario in sports and by law, which is illegal. However, it doesn’t seem to stop by as an incident regarding illegal betting started just after the start of the tournament.
Since last year, Dhaka, Chittogram and Sylhet have mobile courts which helps to tackle illegal betting and it was introduced during the last BPL.
The organizers followed the system again for this edition and they have already got some culprits. A government official confirmed that five Indian citizens have been fined for illegal betting through their mobile phones during the BPL matches at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Imrul Hasan, who is the executive magistrate of the mobile court said –
“They were involved in betting with mobile phones. We imposed a fine of Tk 4,000 for each and expelled them from the ground. They will not be allowed to watch any more BPL game this season.”
The culprits have been fined 4,000 tk each and they have been banned from watching any more game this season.
Imrul also informed that they handed a similar punishment to another Indian on Sunday. A total of 20 people, including six Indians, have been punished in the first three days of BPL. They have also jailed a Bangladeshi for entering the stadium without a valid ticket and threatening the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials.