Police arrest two cricketers on match fixing charges

NL Today

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Kathmandu: Police have arrested two cricketers on the charge of match fixing in the Nepal T20 league cricket organized in Kathmandu last month. 

The arrested are Mehboob Alam and Mohammad Aadil Alam, Central Investigation Bureau confirmed. “They have been arrested from Rajbiraj and Biratnagar. A team of police is bringing the arrested to Kathmandu for further investigation.”

Gyanendra Malla, captain of Kathmandu Knights, earlier this month revealed that his team members were approached by match fixers. Likewise, a commentator of the tournament, posting a video on social media left the tournament suspecting match fixing in Nepal’s first franchise cricket tournament.

Following these developments, police and a team of experts from the International Cricket Council started investigating if the matches in the tournament were fixed.

Despite the allegation by Malla, tournament commentator, and Nepal police’s investigation, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), the cricketing body of the country, had brushed off the match fixing allegations by issuing a statement.