FIXING IN BPL 2013 Ex-CJ to lead BCB trial

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Former Chief Justice Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury will lead a disciplinary committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) which will hold trial of nine cricketers and officials accused of breaching BCB’s anti-corruption code.

Speaking to The Daily Star, the former Chief Justice confirmed his acceptance of the role.

“I have given my consent to the BCB with regards to heading the panel,” said Chowdhury.

The members of the panel will be selected from three different categories of professionals.

Some will be appointed from the retired judges of Supreme Court of Bangladesh, some from socially well-recognised civilians while the rest from persons having expertise in cricket.

The head of the disciplinary panel is likely to form more than one tribunal to hear the cases.

The BCB will decide how many tribunals will be required.

Since there are nine people who have been charged by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, there is a possibility of creating three different tribunals to hear the cases.

On Tuesday, the ICC announced that they have charged seven individuals for involvement in fixing in the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League and two others for not reporting corruption approaches.

Those charged for fixing can be banned from cricketing activities for a minimum of five years up to life time if found guilty while those charged for not reporting corrupt approaches can be banned for a period of one to five.

Source: The Daily Star

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