Wednesday, July 24

CIB arrests cricketers Aadil and Mehboob

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Crime Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police arrested All Rounder Aadil Ansari and former cricketer Mehboob Alam on the charge of spot-fixing in the Nepal T20 League that concluded earlier in January.

Both the cricketers were arrested on Monday morning, the CIB source informed. The source further added they are preparing to arrest some more.

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.

Moreover, Mehboob Alam was found as an outsider source involved in spot-fixing.

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane 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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