Dhaka: Two Bangladeshi cricketers declared their innocence on Tuesday after confirming they were among those charged with match-fixing, following a probe earlier this month by the International Cricket Council.
Pacer Mahbubul Alam and left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain said they would defend themselves against charges of fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), a scandal that has already brought down teammate and Mohammad Ashraful.
“I am innocent, I was not involved in any kind of corruption,” said Alam, 29, who has played four Tests and four one-day matches for his country. “I have appointed a lawyer to represent me in the (upcoming) disciplinary panel hearing,” Alam said.
Hossain, 31, also confirmed he would contest the charges laid under the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) anti-corruption code, ahead of the deadline for officially responding to the allegations.