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BCB bans two bowlers accused of poor bowling for 10 years

02 May, 2017 17:19:00

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday banned bowlers Sujon Mahmud and Tasnim Hasan for 10 years for deliberately bowling wide and no-balls during the recently concluded second division league.

The BCB also scratched their respective teams Lalmatia Club and Fear Fighters Sporting Club for the same reason.

BCB disciplinary committee chief Sheikh Sohel declared the punishment after completing probe into the matter.

BCB directed the investigation into the matter after it was widely reported in local and international media that Sujon Mahmud conceded 92 runs off four balls during a match against Axiom Cricketers apparently to protesting poor umpiring.

BCB later included Fear Fighters bowler Tasnim under investigation as he conceded 69 runs off seven balls against Indira Road KC.

‘We have found in our investigations that the bowlers bowled wide and no-balls deliberately to damage the image of our cricket,’ Shoel said.

‘In neither case a win or loss would have mattered for the promotion or relegation of their respective club,’ he said,’  adding that captain, coach and manager of both clubs have been banned for five years each.

The BCB banned the umpires involving both matches for six months as they failed to conduct the game properly.