9 charged in BPL fixing

9 charged in BPL fixing

The Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has found nine individuals to be involved in the match fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

ICC Chief Executive Officer David Richardson disclosed this at a joint press conference with the BCB at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon. Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan was beside him at the conference.

“Following a comprehensive investigation carried out by the ICC`s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, nine individuals have been charged with various offences that are alleged to have been committed under the BCB’s Anti Corruption Code during the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League,” said Richardson.

"Charge letters detailing the allegations have been issued to the relevant individuals today. But ICC and BCB want to emphasise the importance of recognising that all those charged remain innocent until proven guilty," he added.

“Moreover, its very important to know that in accordance with the BCB’s Anti Corruption Code the identities of these individuals will not be disclosed until the conclusion of the disciplinary proceedings that have now been instituted against them.” Richardson continued, “Of the nine individuals, seven have been charged for fixing related offences with two others have been charged for failing to comply with the obligations to report corrupt approaches that were made to them."

"Those individuals facing the most serious fixing related charges have been provisionally suspended and are immediately barred from participating in all cricket activities organised or recognised by the BCB, the ICC or any of the ICC’s member associations, pending resolution of the disciplinary proceedings brought against them."

 

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