Nadeem Ghauri, the Pakistan umpire, has been handed a four-year ban by the PCB after its integrity committee found him guilty of being willing to accept money for favourable umpiring decisions. His colleague Anis Siddiqi was banned for three years.
The allegations against the umpires first came up after a television sting operation last year. The PCB set up an inquiry committee soon after and passed on its findings to the board's integrity committee to determine the punishments.
The sting, broadcast by India TV, claimed to have "exposed" several first-class umpires from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan who were allegedly willing to give decisions favouring players for a fee. In the sting, conducted in July and August 2012, the reporters claimed to belong to a sports management company and promised the umpires officiating assignments in events of all kinds around the world, largely domestic Twenty20 leagues.
The Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka boards announced investigations following the broadcast of the sting operation in October. The Bangladesh umpire Nadir Shah was handed a ten-year ban by the BCB last month. The SLC began its investigation into the matter in October but hasn't yet announced their findings.
Bribe is becoming normal to society. From policemen to people to politicians its normal. It this rate we might be sitting around having breakfast and discussing how cool we are cos we bribed this person to do something. Oh wait that already happens.
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Bribe is nothing new in Bangladesh but but BCB is not governed by Govt directly. BCB has to comply with ICC's rules and regulations. So, BCB had no other choice to take actions against Nadir, does not matter if there were other corrupted people in Bangladesh or not. Heck, even ICC threatened to ban BCB if they don't appoint BCB president by voting.
Originally Posted by iDumb
he was willing to take bribe, this is not murder dude. a lot of ppl in bd takes bribe, maybe u have few uncles of ur own who do...
so chill. his ban is appropriate... he violated a code of conduct.
no one should go to jail for this.... 10 years of jail for this, are u kidding me? specially that it was a set up and no proof of ever a game being involved.
u guys are too emotional....
i hope ppl dont start doing any shabagh/mirpur stadium movement asking for this demand lol
Thank you for this. Great to see sanity prevail over extremely thoughtless and stupid indignation.
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At least he gave out to other team players which might not be out. unlike some other bd umps who gives bd players outs which are not outs or 5050 and gives not outs to against team which are out or 50/50.
1. Shahadat Hossain: Mufambisi c Mashud; Chigumbura lbw; Utseya c Mashud
2. Abdur Razzak: P Utseya caught; RW Price lbw; CB Mpofu lbw
3. Rubel Hossain: Corey J A bowled; BB McCullum caught; JDS Neesham caught