NCL fixing allegation quashed

August 27, 2015

The Bangladesh Cricket Board dismissed the allegation of match-fixing between Dhaka Metropolis and Rangpur Division in their final round match at National Cricket League, said an official on Wednesday.
Khulna lodged a formal complaint on March 19 claiming that the match, which Rangpur won by 102 runs to earn their maiden title in NCL, had been fixed.Khulna officials provided an evidence of 35-minute recorded conversation between their officials and Metropolis coach Hannan Sarkar.
BCB’s Anti-corruption unit head, retired military officer Abu Mohammad Humayun Morshed, completed the investigation followed by the anti-corruption guideline adopted by BCB.
Akram Khan, the chairman of BCB’s tournament committee, said the evidences proved to be unsubstantial.
‘The allegation is dismissed and all the alleged have been cleared as no corruption was found in the investigation,’ he said.
Khulna were among the front-runners in the championships and could have won it had Rangpur failed to earn an outright win.

-With New Age input

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