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Women’s T20 World Cup rocked by spot-fixing allegations, Bangladesh players under scanner: Report




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A Bangladesh player was allegedly approached for spot-fixing in the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the player has informed the authorities about the same as per the Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct. The media house said Dhaka-based Jamuna TV released an audio conversation that purportedly took place between two Bangladesh players – one of whom is with the team in South Africa for the mega-event, while the other is allegedly in Bangladesh. working since. A communication channel between the player and another person.

As per reports, the player in Bangladesh was heard trying to persuade the team to indulge in spot-fixing in the T20 World Cup. The latter reportedly refused the offer and subsequently informed the ICC’s ACU about the same.

Reacting to audio conversations about the alleged spot-fixing approach, Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said the board could not initiate an investigation based on a news report. However, he said Bangladesh players are well aware of what to do when such attempts are made.

“The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit looks into these matters. Our players are aware of the do’s and don’ts. If there is an approach, they know they have to inform the ICC ACU as per the event’s protocol. There is not a matter for BCB to investigate. We cannot react or talk about news reports. It is very sensitive in nature,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told ESPNcricinfo.

The Bangladesh women’s cricket team has been drawn in Group A of the T20 World Cup alongside Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand.

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in their tournament opener, before losing to Australia by 8 wickets in their next match.

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