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Match fixing allegations raised against three Bangladesh players

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Bangladesh. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Match-fixing allegations have been reported from the Dhaka Premier league of suspicious activity on the field of play against three of their high-profile players. Victoria Sporting Club has submitted a written charge to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) about the on-field suspicious activity on their club captain Nadif Chowdhury, Shuhrawadi Shuvo and Dolar Mahmud.

The written charge has been submitted to BCB to investigate the intentions of these three players, specifically in two matches against Legends of Rupganj. In those two matches, Victoria had posted huge totals after batting first but still ended up on the losing side, due to sloppy fielding.

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All the three players had represented Bangladesh in international cricket. Dolar aged 27 and Nadif aged 29 doesn’t have many hopes of coming back into the national squads, but the left-arm spinner Shuvo was on the fringe of international selection.

Club president Nesar Ahmed said, “We have submitted an application to the board to investigate against three players of our team. We think they intentionally played badly against Legends of Rupganj in both round matches to lose the games.”

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“Against Rupganj in the first round and the Super League match, our players Nadif Chowdhury, Suhrawadi Shuvo and Dollar Mahmood dropped a number of catches in the vital moments, for which we had to lose both the games. From here we doubt they did these intentionally going against their own team.”

“We show caused Nadif Chowdhury, Dollar Mahmood, Suhrawadi Shuvo and some other players. But they never replied to our concerns. So now it’s up to the board to find out why the players did these against their team,” said the Victoria president.

Before the allegation, it had been reported that there were several cases of players not receiving payments for their DPL services and Nadif was one among them. So, it will also be the case of conspiracy against the players. However, this doesn’t look good for Bangladesh cricket.

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