A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Indian bookie apprehended during BPL game

Prasad immediately admitted to being a bookie

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have announced that they apprehended an Indian bookie during a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match on February 2 and have banned him from entering any other stadium in the country.

Durga Prasad, a resident of Hyderabad, was taken into custody by security personnel while sitting in the international gallery section of the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

Upon being arrested, Prasad admitted that he was a bookie.

“We accosted Mr Durga Prasad inside the stadium,” BCB head of security, Col Mesbahuddin Serniabat, told ESPNcricinfo. “We followed him and found that he was sending a lot of text messages. After speaking to him, we found out that he is a Hyderabad resident who had come to Bangladesh on February 2.”

Serniabat later revealed that Prasad had “admitted that he is a bookie. He earns money from betting. We have banned him from the Shere Bangla National Stadium because betting is illegal in the country.”

However, Prasad is not the first man to be arrested in Mirpur during the BPL, as last year, a Pakistani national named Sajid Khan was handed over to the authorities after being suspected of trying to fix a game when attempting to enter the players’ only area.

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