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Dhaka Tribune

BCB bar Mosharraf, Mahbubul from NCL

Update : 09 Apr 2014, 04:46 PM

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is likely to bar cricketers Mosharraf Rubel and Mahbubul Alam from participating in the National Cricket League starting from April 12.

The two are among the nine accused cricketers of match fixing in the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, though they are acquitted of all the chargers after the BCB Anti Corruption Tribunal concluded its hearing.

The tribunal removed the charges after it had failed to present proper evidence of corruption on Rubel and Mahbubul which had raised eye brows of the majority in the BCB.

The BCB media committee chairman Jalal Younus informed that the board is likely to appeal to the tribunal on the decision over Rubel and Mahbubul.

“The board is planning to appeal and that might happen in a day or two. They won’t be able to play the national league for that,” informed Jalal.

But according to the lawyer of the two players, Barrister Nawroz MR Chowdhury, the BCB is on the back foot from making an appeal.

Nawroz informed the Dhaka Tribune that an appeal can only be made after the full judgment and what the tribunal declared was short judgment.

“So here they (BCB) don’t have the option to appeal. Even if the tribunal had made the full judgment, the appeal couldn’t have had stayed the order. According to the tribunal bylaws, an appeal can be made but it will have no affect on the judgment,” said Nawroz.

The lawyer also informed that the short judgment given by the tribunal on March 1 had mentioned of the players allowed to play cricket with immediate effect.

Both Rubel and Mahbubul play for the Dhaka Division in the NCL and the team is scheduled to take on Barisal Division at Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on April 12.  


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