Two more cricketers have revealed that they are among the nine who have been accused of engaging in corrupt activity by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) during this year’s Bangladesh Premier League.
The ICC declined to name the nine men involved during a press conference earlier this week, but left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain and seam-bowler Mahbubul Alam have both admitted their involvement according to ESPNcricinfo. That follows yesterday’s disclosure by Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens that he had been accused of failing to report a corrupt approach. Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful had already admitted his involvement in spot-fixing.
All of Stevens, Mosharraf and Mahbubul deny the allegations, with Mosharraf saying today: “I have met the ACSU twice in Dhaka as part of their investigation but the matches they’ve mentioned, the scorecard says I’ve done well. How can I do well and be involved in such a thing? Someone must have made me a scapegoat.”
Mahbubul also protested his innocence, saying, “I haven’t done anything wrong. I am to appoint a lawyer for the forthcoming legal battle as soon as possible. They (the ACSU) didn’t say as to what my exact offence was.”
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