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The owner of the Dhaka Gladiators, Salim Chowdhury, has filed a case against the top officials of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
Chowdhury filed his case at the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Chittagong just a day after the ICC and BCB appealed against Mohammad Ashraful’s ban reduction.
Chowdhury, who was banned for 10 years due to his involvement with match-fixing, also accused ICC chief executive David Richardson, Gladiators head coach Ian Pont, BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury and the ACSU’s Sir Ronnie Flanagan, Yogendra Pal Singh and Dharamveer Singh Yadav of turning a blind eye even though they received information that the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match between the Gladiators and Chittagong Kings was fixed.
“They were appointed to prevent corruption by the BCB, not let it happen,” Chowdhury said. “I think they have not only cheated with the BCB but also with the spectators that came to the stadium.”
Chowdhury’s lawyer, Mahmudur Rahman, added: “Though the accused had information about the match-fixing, they did not take any preventive measures to stop the irregularities.”