Indians detained for betting in BPL 2017 to be deported back to India
The reports further suggested that two among those held by the officials are repeated offenders.
Published - Nov 20, 2017 9:48 pm | Updated - Nov 20, 2017 9:48 pm
The Bangladesh Police have confirmed that as many as 5 Indians who were recently nabbed for gambling and betting activities in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier Leageu (BPL) will be deported back to India soon. The alleged gamblers were caught betting on the BPL fixtures last weekend. In a massive raid conducted by the security officials, a total of 77 people were nabbed during the raid.
It was earlier reported that there were around 10 Indians involved in the gambling out of the 77 caught by the police. Also, there were 12 other foreign nationals in the ones held by the officials. Now, as per the recent reports in The Dhaka Tribune, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spokesperson has confirmed that the board has handed over the nabbed people to the police. Also, the Indians in the list are set to be deported back to India soon.
“We have handed them over to police as this is the most we could do. They will take further action,” said Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesperson Jalal Yunus.
No laws about betting
There is not much that the board can do against betting and gambling in the BPL. This is due to the fact that there are no existing rules and laws about the same in the country at the moment. The reports further suggested that two among those held by the officials are repeated offenders. They were earlier held by the police doing the same thing when the English side had toured Bangladesh last year.
There has been a significant rise in such betting and gambling activities in the country ever since the cash rich league has started. The tournament has managed to garner huge popularity. It features some of the top international stars of the cricket and hence the attraction quotient has magnified big time. What happens to the accused people after being deported back to India remains to be ascertained.