BCB to set up committee to investigate biased umpiring allegations in DPL 2021

BCB to set up committee to investigate biased umpiring allegations in DPL 2021

BCB chief claimed that he hasn’t received any official complaint regarding the biased umpiring yet, "there is no point if the fans believe" the games are "fixed".

Shakib Al Hasan DPL 2021
Shakib Al Hasan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Shakib Al Hasan recently grabbed all the headlines as he has been banned for the upcoming three matches of the ongoing 2021 edition of the Dhaka Premier League (DPL). On Friday, the all-rounder was leading Mohammedan Sporting Club in the game against Abahani Limited. 

During the game, Shakib seemed upset about the umpire’s decision and showed his dissent by kicking and uprooting the stumps. The Bangladesh all-rounder was also involved in a heated interaction with the opposition coach Khaled Mahmud, who is also the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Director. 

It is now learned that the Bangladesh Cricket Board has decided to set up an investigation regarding the claims of biased umpiring in DPL 2021. BCB chief, Nazmul Hassan, opened up on the whole controversy saying that Shakib’s outburst has gained the international limelight. Various questions have been raised on Bangladesh which is insulting for the country.

“It (Shakib’s outburst) has spread so much internationally. I am getting non-stop calls from all over the world. This is extremely insulting for Bangladesh. I think there’s no point in playing domestic cricket until and unless we find out the solution. It has reached an extreme point. It has ruined all the good work we have done,” Nazmul Hassan told Jamuna TV.

I am not in favor of running domestic cricket until I find a solution: Nazmul Hassan

Further, Nazmul claimed that he hasn’t received any official complaint regarding the biased umpiring but the management doesn’t want to take any risk. He believes that the tournament shouldn’t go ahead before clearing out all the allegations. The chief added that there is no point in conducting games and spending so much money if the fans believe that all this is fixed. 

“They haven’t shown me anything as proof. I am only seeing documents signed by managers and captains from matches. There’s no complaint from anyone, so who will give me the allegations? I have still asked them to find out what’s going on. Matches are being recorded now. It is not just hearsay. We will definitely take action,” he said.

“I am not in favor of running domestic cricket until I find a solution. We have to solve the problem first. We hear from people, from the media, and on Facebook that everything is pre-planned. If that’s so, there is no point running these games, that too during Covid, and spending one million dollars as an additional cost for the bio-bubble,” Nazmul concluded.