The International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday nine people have been charged with match-fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in a scandal that has already ensnared national hero Mohammad Ashraful.
Two of those charged failed to report corruption when they were approached to take part in fixing during the 2013 season of the BPL, a Twenty20 tournament.
All have been charged under the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code and face a disciplinary tribunal hearing.
“The charges relate to an alleged conspiracy within the Dhaka Gladiators franchise to engage in match-fixing and spot-fixing activity during matches in the BPL 2013,” said the ICC in statement. “The charges also include failure by individuals to report approaches made to them to be involved in the conspiracy.”
Evidence was gathered against the unidentified individuals during an investigation by ICC anti-corruption officials into the scandal involving Ashraful and others.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2013.