Bangladesh news February 25, 2014

BPL corruption verdict on February 26

ESPNcricinfo staff

The tribunal appointed to investigate allegations of match and spot-fixing in the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League will deliver its short judgment to the nine accused from February 26. The sanctions will be announced according to article six of the Bangladesh Cricket Board's anti-corruption code.

On February 27, the reasons for the sanctions will be read to the accused, and lawyers from both sides will be present on both days.

The full hearing into the allegations had begun on January 19 and since then eight of the nine people charged had appeared before the three-man tribunal in Dhaka. Seven out of the nine were charged with match and spot-fixing, while two were charged for failing to report a corrupt approach.

Kent allrounder Darren Stevens, who played in the BPL, had confirmed the ICC had charged him for not reporting an approach, while Mosharraf Hossain and Mahbubul Alam also admitted they were under investigation.

The allegations came to light in May 2013, when BCB president Nazmul Hassan confirmed that a Bangladesh player had been questioned by the ICC. Ashraful was the first to admit of his involvement in corruption in June and that was followed by formal charges against nine individuals, including six Dhaka Gladiators' players.

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  • Nasim on February 26, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    Let me try to make the truth palatable enough by espncricinfo standards to be published this time! 1. BCB welcomed ACSU to investigate corruption charges in BPL. 2. BCB held BPL sine die for this investigations to proceed. 3. The whole basis for this investigations is Ashraful's sudden 'conscience-driven confessions'! 4. Yet Ashraful is reportedly kept out of any formal charges by ACSU, and the charged 'six Dhaka Gladiator players' remained strangely unnamed throughout. 5. Pakistan's pace-comet Mohammad Amir who was subjected to deception by corrupt colleague (according the court so far), is still kissing the rod nevertheless, and the whole basis of which is a preplanned 'sting operation' by a tabloid! 6. On the back of the coin, Mudghal's elaborate report couldn't prevent even the festivity of IPL auctions, neither ACSU could find 'enough data' to investigate IPL corruptions before Mudghal's committee!

    Now you do the math...

  • Abdul on February 26, 2014, 7:07 GMT

    More heavy bans are needed so that these incidents do not occur again.

  • Mohammad on February 26, 2014, 2:25 GMT

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  • M.G. on February 25, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    bring in what else you have to kill this 'very weak in moral' bd team right on the eve of a very important game in asiacup; well done Bangladesh and it's stooges all over bd.

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