The current Bangladesh Premier League is in the news for all the wrong reasons after West Indian fast-bowler Krishmar Santokie bowled a massive no-ball which has drawn the suspicion of fans and officials alike.
Santokie bowled complete wide in his third ball while two balls are no-ball later also raised some eyebrows as his foot was way over the line.
Sylhet Thunders team director Tanjil Chowdhury has now revealed they have invited Bangladesh Cricket Board to inspect whether it’s wide and no-ball of the bowler. As per a report in Cricbuzz, Chowdhury said that he felt the extras were doubtful.
“The no-ball that he bowled is wary,’’ he said. “The BCB does not yet call him [Santokie], but I have wedged my complaint. I personally and verbally requested CEO and Morshed [BCB anti-corruption head] to investigate the matter[ no ball].
“We [BCB director] don’t have anything to do with the game playing XI. It is up to the organisation and the coach. I asked the sponsors whether they hindered in the playing XI and they are rejecting to say anything. Now we have to talk with the team management and know whether anyone inclined them to play Santokie because it seems he is associated with spot-fixing.”
The fans, in the meantime, have raised match-fixing accusations against the bowler. Even former Australian cricketer Dean Jones stated his surprise over Santokie’s efforts.
One such fan took to Twitter and said that fixers could easily target BPL.
“The likelihood of fixing is very high in this edition of BPL as all the team are being bought about by corrupted BCB directors, these guys have formerly fixed a match in the premier division cricket and Dhaka premier league,” he penned.