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Bangladesh National Cricket Team Says No to Corruption

 

 
 
On the eve of the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, the Bangladesh National Cricket Team today expressed solidarity with a campaign of TI Bangladesh pronouncing ‘Say NO to Corruption’ during the 5th international one-day match against Zimbabwe at Mirpur Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Fourteen Bangladeshi cricketers posed for a photo-session before the start of the match holding up a banner with the slogan ‘Say No to Corruption’, thus demonstrating their public commitment to fight corruption. This step has been taken against the backdrop of allegations of match fixing, illegal betting and leaking of cricket-related information.
Pursuant to TIB’s advocacy, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also put up two permanent display boards with the same message in the stadium grounds to affirm their commitment to weed out corruption from the Bangladesh cricket arena. In addition to showcasing good practice, this initiative has made Bangladesh the first among 12 cricket-playing nations to officially denounce the ill-effects of corruption in the cricketing world.
 
 
 
It may be mentioned here that together with Transparency International, chapters in 12 cricket playing nations, have been advocating with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to initiate necessary reforms for

 


 
Fourteen Bangladeshi cricketers posed for a photo-session before the start of the match holding up a banner with the slogan ‘Say No to Corruption’, thus demonstrating their public commitment to fight corruption. This step has been taken against the backdrop of allegations of match fixing, illegal betting and leaking of cricket-related information
 

 

strengthening transparency in cricket and address the many corruption risks that threaten the game. 

 

 
 
In this connection, TI-Bangladesh had written to the BCB President on 13 November 2013 reiterating the urgent need for undertaking governance reforms to protect Bangladesh’s reputation in this regard.
As a follow up to this, TI Bangladesh called upon the ICC on 28 January 2014 to abandon its proposal for two-tier system of test matches and money driven control of cricket.