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BCB Tribunal Press Release about Match Fixing on BPL

BCB Tribunal Press Release about Match Fixing on BPL

anti-corruption

February 26, 2014

Press Release

The Tribunal resumed today to give its determination on the guilt or otherwise of the contesting defendants.

In the meantime, the Tribunal have received two rounds of written submissions and convened on 23rd February to hear oral submission from the counsel of the contesting defendants.

After careful and detailed deliberation and consideration of the evidence, the Tribunal has today published its conclusion and orders in respect of its determination.

With the consent of the representatives of each of the parties before the Tribunal, following excerpts of the Tribunal’s determination is being made available to the media:

“Having considered the evidence against each of the Contesting Defendants separately, the Tribunal’s determination in respect of each of them is as follows:

As against Shihab Jishan Chowdury:
(1) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix the Chittagong match: Guilty
(2) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix the Barisal match: Not Guilty
(3) Art. 2.1.4 charge for soliciting Cobb, Stevens, Pont and Tolchard to help fix Friends Life T20 matches: No jurisdiction and Not Guilty

Against Salim Chowdury:
(1) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix the Chittagong match: Not Guilty
(2) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix aspects of the Khulna match: Not Guilty
(3) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix the Barisal match: Not Guilty
(4) Art. 2.1.4 / 2.5.2 charge for covering up his son’s solicitation of Cobb, Stevens, Pont and Tolchard to help fix Friends Life T20 matches: No jurisdiction and Not Guilty

Against Gaurav Rawat:
(1) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix the Chittagong match: Not Guilty
(2) Art. 2.1.4 charge for being a party to an effort to fix aspects of the Chittagong match: Not Guilty
(3) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix an aspect of the Khulna match: Not Guilty
(4) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix the Barisal match: Not Guilty
(5) Art. 2.1.4 charge for being a party to an effort to fix an aspect of the Barisal match: Not Guilty

Against Mohammad Rafique:
(1) Art. 2.1.4 charge in relation to the Chittagong match: Not Guilty
(2) Art. 2.1.4 charge in relation to the Barisal match: Not Guilty
(3) Art. 2.1.1 charge in relation to the Barisal match: Not Guilty

Against Mosharaff Hossain (Rubel):
(1) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix the Chittagong match: Not Guilty
(2) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix the Barisal match: Not Guilty

Against Mahbubul Alam (Robin):
(1) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix the Chittagong match: Not Guilty
(2) Art. 2.1.1 charge for being a party to an effort to fix the Barisal match: Not Guilty

Against Darren Stevens:
(1) Art. 2.4.2 charge for failing to report JC’s approach to him on 2 February 2013 to help fix the Chittagong match: Not Guilty
(2) Art. 2.4.2 charge for failing to report JC’s approach to him in April or May 2013 to help fix 2013 FriendsLife T20 matches: No jurisdiction and Not Guilty.”

Accordingly the Tribunal, amongst others, ordered as follows:

“ShihabJishan Chowdhury having been found guilty of the Art. 2.1.1 charge against him for being a party to an effort to fix the Chittagong match shall attend before the Tribunal on a date to be fixed for the hearing on sanctions and costs either in person or with his legal representative. In the event that he fails to attend or is not represented, the Tribunal shall proceed with the hearing in his absence.

Each of the Defendant Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are discharged in respect of the charges on which they have been found to be not guilty.

The Provisional Suspension imposed upon each of Mosharraf Hossain Rubel and Mahbubul Alam Robin is lifted with immediate effect.”

The Tribunal expects to give its full reasons for the aforesaid determination within a few days, hopefully within the next two weeks.

The hearing of the sanction and cost is adjourned to a date to be fixed after two weeks from the date for delivery of the full reasons of the judgment of the tribunal.