DPL team raises match fixing allegations against three international players

Rishav Narang / 27 June 2016
Bangladesh

There is no end to the problems in Bangladesh cricket as another controversy has erupted in Bangladesh cricket and this is the big one i.e. match fixing allegations. DPL team Victoria SC has raised allegations on three international players for doubtful on-field activities during the game. The three players which are under scanner are Naid Chowdhury, Shuhrawadi Shuvo, and Dolar Mahmud. All have marked their presence in international cricket for their team in the past.

The Victoria SC team has submitted a written note to the Bangladesh cricket board expressing their concerns and grievances regarding the issue. The team has requested the board to scrutinise the actions of all the three players during the tournament especially in the two of the matches they played against the Legends of Rupaganj. In the first match against Ruparaganj in the month of April, Victoria team posted a total of 314 but match ended in a tie. In the second contest, the Victoria team posted a defendable total of 258 but lost the match. Pawan Negi scored an unbeaten 124* for Rupaganj.

“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. 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.” said the club president Nesar Ahmed on the issue.

“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,” concluded the club president.

Off the three players, Suhrawadi Shuvo was hospitalised during the tournament after being hit by a bouncer. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and was kept under the observation for 24 hours. He was released from the hospital after being found stable.

This is not the first controversy in DPL as the non-payment of match fees to players was also one of the issues raised during the tournament.
In this edition of DPL the Indian players marked their presence and around 15-20 players participated in the league showing their talent on the field. Few of them were Manoj Tiwary, Unmukt Chand, Pawan Negi, Manvinder Bisla, Uday Kaul and few others participated in the tournament.