Bangladesh cricketers declare innocence after implication in ICC corruption probe

Islamabad, Aug 28 (ANI): Two Bangladeshi cricketers have reportedly denied that they were involved in corruption after it was confirmed that they were among the players charged with match-fixing following a probe earlier this month by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

According to the Daily Times, pace bowler Mahbubul Alam and left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain were charged under the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) anti-corruption code of fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), along with teammate and former captain Mohammad Ashraful.

However, the duo have insisted they are innocent, with Alam, who has played four Tests and four one-day matches, saying that he has appointed a lawyer to represent him in the upcoming disciplinary panel hearing.

Owner of the Dhaka Gladiators BPL franchise Salim Chowdhury confirmed that he and his son have also been charged along with the franchise's Indian CEO Gaurav Rawat, although he added they all are innocent.

The ICC had recently announced that seven unidentified people had been charged with fixing involving the Dhaka Gladiators, while another two were charged with failing to report corruption when they were approached during the 2013 season of the Twenty20 tournament, the report added. (ANI)

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