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Indian fans detained over illegal betting on Bangladesh vs West Indies Test

Cricket is one of the second-most-watched sport in the world. Be it international, domestic or franchise cricket leagues, fans follow the bat-ball game every now and then. Even during their busiest days, they don’t hesitate to check the latest scores. On the dark side, there are illegal activities which are happening behind the scenes.

Incidents like illegal betting on the match are not acceptable by any means. Shockingly, as many as three Indians were involved in an infamous betting during the Test match between Bangladesh and West Indies. In the latest development, Bangladesh’s cricket officials lodged a police complaint against 3 Indian citizens for illegally betting during the Test match.

BCB accuses Indians of betting

The first Test between the two nations was played behind closed doors. Nonetheless, three Indian nationals sneaked into the Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Bangladesh on Saturday, the police department confirmed the news. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Cricket Board had accused the Indians of betting through digital platforms inside the stadium premises.

Meanwhile, a senior Chittagong police officer by the name of Hasan Imam added that the three Indian nationals were formally detained by the authorities. He further went on to add saying that they are currently investigating how they were able to find a way to get into the stadium when the fans were banned in the first place.

“The BCB accused them of betting through digital means inside the stadium. They were formally arrested today. We are also investigating how they were able to go to the stadium when spectators are banned,” Hasan Imam, a senior Chittagong police officer added.

Talking about the game, Bangladesh set a target of 294 for the visitors. However, the West Indies chased down the target successfully and won the game by 3 wickets. In the process, they pulled off the highest fourth-innings run-chase in Asia. Kyle Mayers was the man of the match as he scored an unbeaten 210 off 310 balls including 20 fours and 7 sixes.


The second Test match between the two teams is scheduled to be held at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on February 11. After a disappointing result in the first Test, the Tigers will look to bounce back in the second and final Test match.

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