Pakistan player escapes punishment for inviting female guests during BPL

Pakistan player escapes punishment for inviting female guests during BPL

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As per the recent reports, a Pakistani all-rounder was warned by the BPL officials for inviting female guests to his hotel room. The charges say that the player was guilty of calling female guest to his hotel room during the mega T20 event. The 4th edition of the BPL recently concluded with Dhaka Dynamites beating the Rajshahi Kings to be crowned as champions.

Although the name of the cricketer was not released, the charges were found to be true. As per the revelations, the cricketer is a Pakistani all-rounder who has been performing well for the national side in the recent past. Another overseas player from a different country was also found with a female guest in his hotel room. Sources from the BPL revealed that the players were warned beforehand about not bringing ladies to their hotel rooms.

“The organizers had advised the players to not invite female guests to their rooms. In the case of this Pakistani player he was advised in particular about a foreign national girl who was on the watch list of the anti-corruption sleuths in the BPL,” the source quoted in an interaction with PTI. The sources further revealed that it was the same girl who was seen with this Pakistan national. Hence, the organizers rushed to the hotel to get the lady out of the room in a blunt manner.

“The matter was hushed up on the intervention of top cricket officials but the BPL organizers are also not happy with his overall behaviour,” the source added further. As many as 18 Pakistani players participated in the recently concluded T20 event. When the tournament was under progression, two Bangladeshi players Sabbir Rahman and Al Amin Hossain were also heavily fined for bringing female guests to their hotel rooms.

The BPL has been under the match-fixing scanner and hence needs to enforce stricter laws. Earlier, a couple of seasons ago, Mohammad Ashraful was banned for being involved in match-fixing. In this case of the Pakistani player, no fines were imposed. “The Pakistani player escaped any financial penalties as he was an overseas signing,” the source further conceded.