The technical committee in a meeting on Saturday supported the match referee Akhtar Ahmad’s decision to give away the points to the opposition after Brothers’ Union refused send their batsmen to chase the total
The Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis’ (CCDM) technical committee upheld the match referee’s decision of awarding full points to Mohammedan SC against Brothers Union’s refusal of playing in a game in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League.
The technical committee in a meeting on Saturday supported the match referee Akhtar Ahmad’s decision to give away the points to the opposition after Brothers’ Union refused send their batsmen to chase the total. The game was taking place at BKSP Ground 4 on April 2.
The decision to award the match was taken in light of Brothers Union’s refusal to play after resumption following a rain interruption as per clause 188.8.131.52 of the Match Playing Condition of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2018-19.
As per the clause 184.108.40.206 a match shall be deemed lost by a side ‘which in the opinion of the BCB Match Referee refuses to play and the BCB Match Referee shall award the match to the other side.’
The CCDM technical committee also issued a reprimand against Brothers as per the provisions in the Match Playing Condition.
The match had Mohammedan bat first to score 316 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 50 overs. Heavy rain during the innings break denied the scheduled start of play and when the match officials found the field ready for cricket they asked both teams to keep the proceedings. But Brothers refused send their batsmen and resume the game citing the pitch was wet.
Brothers Union manager Amin Khan had denied the incident and had said his team was not informed the time resumption. The official also claimed that his team was not officially informed of the revised target for the time loss due to the rain. The club had written to the CCDM pledging to redo the game or split the points equally between the two teams.