Fixing allegations against Arambagh, Brothers

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:58, Feb 20,2021


Bangladesh Football Federation asked Bangladesh Premier League outfits Arambagh Krira Sangha and Brothers Union to explain their positions within 48 hours on match-fixing allegations made against them by the Asian Football Confederation.

AFC found five matches in the running BPL suspicious for betting, all of which involved either Arambagh or Brothers, and asked BFF to investigate on the matter.

‘For two to three weeks, we have been investigating five suspicious matches involving Arambagh KS and Brothers Union,’ said BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag on Saturday.

‘We have sent the letters to them today [Saturday] for the second time to explain their positions about the suspicious matches. We will also send a third letter to them tomorrow [Sunday],’ Shohag said.

He informed that the BFF is likely to send the details of their investigation to the AFC by mid-March.

Brothers have already replied to the first letter, which they received on Friday night, denying the allegation while Arambagh KS were supposed to reply Saturday night, as informed their respective club officials on Saturday.

Other teams involved in those matches are not being questioned as there were no allegations made against them by AFC, said BFF head of competitions Zaber Bin Taheri Ansari.

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