Bangladesh officials are miffed that the ICC allowed a fixed match to take place.
The Bangladesh Premier League tribunal appointed to look into match-fixing allegations in the league has stated that the ICC’s ACSU investigation of corruption charges within the Domestic T20 tournament was flawed.
Cricinfo reports that the BPL tribunal is miffed that ACSU knew that the Dhaka Gladiators Vs Chittagong Kings match was going to be fixed, but did not act promptly to stop the crime from happening.
The BPL tribunal has now reversed the blame on ICC’s vigilance unit by stating that it had breached the code of conduct by allowing the match to take place despite being tipped off about the match fixing incident.
A statement released by the BPL tribunal read, “Although the focus of the service agreement [between ACSU and the BCB] and the code is on prevention of match-fixing and spot-fixing, the tribunal holds that this deliberate choice made by ACSU is unfortunate and wrong.”
The blame game of the BPL tribunal now puts the ball back in the ICC’s court and it will be interesting to see what action world cricket’s governing body, which is in itself set to undergo a structural change later this month, will take against the accusations made against the integrity of its own Anti-Corruption unit.