Pilot too denies allegation

Khaled Masud Pilot, after Khaled Mahmud Sujon and Mohammad Rafique, has denied allegation of introducing bookies to Dhaka Gladiators skipper Mohammad Ashraful.


The 37-year-old former Test captain and wicket-keeper also demanded proper investigation into the match-fixing scandal.

The allegation that Sujon, Rafique and Pilot introduced an Indian bookie to Mohammad Ashraful in 2004 came to light in recent media reports.

Pilot denied the allegation at a press conference on Saturday stating, “The allegation is totally baseless. Ashraful should meet the board (BCB) quickly over the allegation. I think he has fallen into a trap.”

“Introducing someone to a player is very normal. But it’s not possible to know whether the introduced man is a bookie or not,” Pilot said.

“Ashraful needed to inform the board immediately if the introduced man had proved to be a bookie later,” he added.

Source: bdnews24


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