No solution to Dhaka league crisis yetStaff Correspondent
The fate of the Dhaka Premier League is still hanging in the balance as the Bangladesh Cricket Board failed to find any solution to the ongoing crisis despite having another emergency meeting on the issue on May 1.
The BCB has decided not to resume the league until Victoria Sporting Club’s Pakistani recruit Mohammad Yusuf’s transfer saga ends and the matter has been handed over to the criminal investigation department of police.
The league has remained suspended since March 28 after Abahani Limited refused to play halfway through their match against Victoria alleging that the clearance of Yusuf was not valid.
Abahani were supported by their arch-rivals Mohammedan, who said that they had not given Yusuf any clearance and that Victoria had faked his transfer permission.
Abahani demanded that Victoria should be punished and they should be awarded two points against the side. The match referee, however, declared Victoria winners and awarded them full points after Abahani refused
to play and later the BCB upheld the decision.
‘We have decided that we will submit the papers to the law enforcing agencies and only after they provide us with their observation we will take further course of action,’ said Jalal Yunus, chairman of the BCB’s media committee. ‘Until we get that I don’t think we can proceed with anything,’ said Jalal.
‘Both Abahani and Mohammedan want a solution to Yusuf’s issue so it was decided to let that be cleared first. To be honest, I don’t think the league can be restarted before a week,’ said Jalal.
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