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Dhaka Gladiators owner files case against ICC, BCB

The owner of Dhaka Gladiators has filed a case against top officials of the ICC, the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) and the BCB. The case was lodged at the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Chittagong a day after the ICC and the BCB had appealed against the reduction of Mohammad Ashraful's suspension.

Salim Chowdhury, who was handed a ten-year ban by the BCB's disciplinary panel chief, accused ICC chief executive David Richardson, Gladiators' head coach Ian Pont, BCB chief Nizamuddin Chowdhary and ACSU's Ronnie Flanagan, Yogendra Pal Singh and Dharamveer Singh Yadav of letting the game between Chittagong Kings and Gladiators continue despite having information that the game was fixed, resulting in the franchise incurring financial losses.

"Though the accused had information about the match-fixing, they did not take any preventive measures to stop the irregularities," Mahmudur Rahman, Chowdhury's lawyer, said.

Chowdhury added: "They were appointed to prevent corruption by the BCB, not let it happen. I think they have not only cheated with the BCB but also with the general spectator that came to the stadium."

Chowdhury had been acquitted of all charges by the anti-corruption tribunal but was banned after a review by BCB disciplinary panel chief Justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid.