ICC believes clear and compelling evidence of corruption by a number of individuals have not been taken into account properly
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today confirmed their intention to appeal the decision made by the BCB Anti-Corruption Tribunal in respect of the disciplinary proceedings relating to the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League.
The BCB’s Anti-Corruption Code, which governs these proceedings, provides for a two-stage appeal process. The first stage is an appeal to the Chairman of the BCB’s Disciplinary Panel. The second stage, if required, is an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.
An ICC spokesperson commented: “The ICC and the BCB can confirm that we have received the full written decision from the Anti-Corruption Tribunal. As previously indicated, we are extremely disappointed at the outcome of the proceedings, and seeing the reasons given by the Tribunal for its decision has done nothing to address our concerns.
“In the ICC’s view, clear and compelling evidence of corruption by a number of individuals have not been taken into account properly. Having now had the opportunity to review the detailed decision in its entirety and taken advice on it, we believe that we have very strong grounds on which we can base our appeal. We do not believe that the sport would be sending the right message if it does not challenge what, in our opinion, are incorrect findings.”