BPL 2024: Shoaib Malik quashes 'fixing' rumours, gets support from Fortune Barishal's owner

There were reports claiming that Shoaib Malik's contract was terminated due to rumours of match fixing.

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Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has issued a statement reacting to the widespread reports claiming his contract was terminated in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) due to suspicion of match-fixing. In his statement, the 41-year-old quashed all the rumours circulating and revealed that he had to leave Bangladesh midway through the tournament for a pre-committed media engagement in Dubai.

Malik also stated that he had a chat with Fortune Barishal’s skipper, the team he was playing for, Tamim Iqbal and the duo mutually planned the way forward. He further extended his best wishes to the side for their upcoming matches and said that he would be available if the team needed him.

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“I would like to address and dismiss the recent rumors circulating about my playing position with Fortune Barishal. I had a thorough discussion with our captain, Tamim Iqbal, and we mutually planned the way forward. I had to leave Bangladesh for a pre-committed media engagement in Dubai. I extend my best wishes to Fortune Barishal for their upcoming matches, and if needed, I am available to support them if needs be. I have always found joy in playing the game and will continue to do so,” wrote Malik on his X account.

Malik also urged people to verify the information before spreading it as it can harm the reputation of an individual and create unnecessary confusion.

“I want to emphasize the importance of exercising caution when it comes to rumors, especially those circulating recently. I want to make it clear that I strongly refute these baseless rumors. It's crucial for everyone to verify information before believing and spreading it. Falsehoods can harm reputations and create unnecessary confusion. Let's prioritize accuracy and rely on credible sources to ensure a clear understanding of the facts. Thank you for your understanding and diligence. Thank you for your love & support as always,” he added.

Along with his statement, Malik also posted a video message from Fortune Barishal’s owner Mizanur Rahman who also put an end to the rumours and stated that he didn’t have any conversation with any news channel about the issue.

Shoaib Malik bowled three no balls in one over

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Notably, the issue came to light when Malik bowled three no-balls in a single over during Match 6 of the Bangladesh Premier League between Khulna Tigers and Fortune Barishal. The spin all-rounder overstepped thrice in his only over bowled during the game which cost his team 18 runs. Apart from that, he also couldn’t capitalize with the bat scoring just 5* (6) in the first innings. Khulna Tigers went on to win the match by eight wickets.

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