A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Mohammad Yousuf under investigation by Bangladesh intelligence

Yousuf has denied any wrongdoing in the ongoing investigation

Former Pakistan captain, Mohammad Yousuf is currently being investigated by Bangladesh intelligence agencies for allegedly handing in a fake clearance letter to participate in the Dhaka league.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) handed the matter to intelligence agencies after the league, which is currently suspended, refused to continue until the matter involving Yousuf had been resolved.

The BCB took hold of the matter when Yousuf played for the Victoria sporting club against Abhani club on March 28.

Abhani club refused to complete the match, stating that Yousuf had played for the Mohammadan club last year, and was thus not eligible to be part of the Victoria team.

The Abhani club also claimed that the NOC letter Yousuf submitted while he was with the Mohammadan club was a fake.

Yousuf, when asked about the situation in Lahore, said: “I don’t understand what the fuss is about. The NOC letter was given to me by the Victoria club which obtained it after signing me on to play for them in the Dhaka league. Now whether it is a fake or genuine, how should I know.”

Yousuf, also noted that he approached by Victoria under the impression that he was free to join another club in the league since he obtained the authorisation needed from his previous team.

“That was my impression as that is the international cricket law. I went to Dhaka after being given a copy of the NOC and clearance by Victoria. They obtained the NOC from Mohammadan, it had nothing to do with me,” he said.

Yousuf, stated that he would not involve the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) or hire any legal help since it was an internal matter of the BCB.

“It is for them to sort out things. But I am disappointed with all this controversy,” he added.

According to BCB rules and regulations, a player can represent another club after one year if he gets the NOC letter from his previous employers.

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