BCB to investigate on the abandoned DPL match

BCB to investigate on the abandoned DPL match

Nazmul Hassan
Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan Papon speaks during a press conference. (Photo by STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had formed a four-member committee to investigate on the DPL match, where the umpires walked off the field in the clash between Abahani Limited and Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club which was then called off.

It happened when an appeal against Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club was turned down by Tanvir Ahmed, the players and fans protested, which led the umpires to consult with match referee Monu Datta and take their leave citing “illness.” If the match is replayed, it could be held on June 24.

The board’s umpires committee will interview players and umpires before reporting back to the BCB president within 72 hours. The committee consists of chairman Nazmul Karim, disciplinary committee chairman Sheikh Sohel, technical committee member Athar Ali Khan and match referee Raqibul Hassan.

BCB president Nazmul Hassan said: “Such an incident should not have happened but we will get to the bottom of what happened in that game.”

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The players in the DPL are supposed to get 60% of their fees by the end of the first stage of the tournament and the clubs who have defaulted on the payments have been given three days to get up to date. “If they don’t pay within this time,” Hassan said. “The board will pay the amount from their coffers. In that case, the board will take stern action against the clubs.”

Hasan also added that the BPL 2016 will begin from November 6 and said that BCB would take legal action against the Sylhet Superstars franchise after their bank guarantee couldn’t be encashed. “They owe around Tk 3 to 4 crore to us and the players. We condemn this and will take legal measures,” he concluded.