Wednesday, April 17

Aadil gets released on bail

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Aadil Alam, the all-rounder of the Nepali cricket team, who was arrested on charges of spot-fixing in the Nepal T20 League, has been released on a bond of three lakhs.

The Manager of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) Binod Das confirmed that Aadil has been bailed out. “We have received information that three people including Aadil have been released on bail,” Das confirmed. “The decision of the court came yesterday. He may have been released this morning,” he added. “However, there is little chance of him playing for the Nepali cricket team until the final verdict of the case,” mentioned Das when asked about Aadil’s probability of being included in the national team.

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police arrested Aadil on January 23 on charges of spot-fixing to which he denied allegations at the court on Wednesday.

Aadil featured Janakpur Royals in the Nepal T20 League, the first franchise league organized by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), which was in dispute before the start of the tournament. Aadil’s no-ball against Far West United in the sixth over became the talk of the town. The same no-ball created doubt in him.

Mehboob Alam proposed spot-fixing for two players, including Aadil. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police stated that Aadil was offered money to throw one no-ball and one wide during a match, and he subsequently followed through with these actions on the field.

The Home Ministry on January 3 directed CIB to investigate match-fixing and spot-fixing happening in the Nepal T20 League after reports of irregularities in the league were published in the media and players protested over payment issues.

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