Amidst the testing times that have engulfed Bangladesh cricket, another fresh controversy has erupted. Former Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Saber Hossain Chowdhury recently made explosive claims regarding the state of cricket in the country and accused the current board of promoting institutionalized match-fixing.
Chowdhury, who is also a longtime Member of Parliament from Dhaka, vehemently defended the ongoing players’ strike against the incumbent board. The 58-year-old levelled allegations of rampant corruption in the existing board headed by Nazmul Hassan Papon.
Chowdhury spoke from his past experience as the president of BCB and admitted corruption and match-fixing were issues he often tackled during his tenure. The Bangladesh players are currently protesting against their board for increased salaries and demanding a return to a franchise-based Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).