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Posted On: 21 August 2013 12:37 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

“I am a victim” Bangladeshi cricketer Hossain tells media

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Mosharraf Hossain, Bangladesh left-arm spinner and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) side Dhaka Gladiator’s member has refused the charges placed against him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for being involved in alleged match-fixing. He claimed that his bowling figures from the match are enough evidence to prove his innocence. He was speaking at a press conference at the Mirpur City Club Ground. “The ICC has accused me on charges of match fixing in the game between Dhaka Gladiators and Chittagong despite doing well,” said Mosharraf. He said: “I am shocked because I thought my performance in that game was good – I think you’ll agree if you look at the scorecard in that game. I think I am a victim of the situation and will put up a legal fight to prove that I am not guilty.” “I had picked up two wickets for 17 runs in that game. It seems that I am a victim of situation and decided to take the recourse of law to prove my innocence and I am confident about it,” he added. “I am disappointed to be honest because have been performing in the domestic cricket for like 10 years now. Last season I took more than 100 wickets, had a fair impression in the national conditioning camp. Such news while going through a good time is really disappointing.” Mosharraf said. Gladiators had won five out of six games before February 2, and many Bangladeshi newspapers had raised suspicions after the match in which Dhaka Gladiators lost to Chittagong Kings by 54 runs. Nine individuals received charge letters from ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit ,seven for match-fixing and two for not reporting corrupt approaches made to them. Source:Qatar Chronicle