Claims about Shoaib Malik’s match-fixing ‘baseless’: Fortune Barishal

Reports claim BPL team terminated Malik’s contract over suspicion of match-fixing

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik. — X/@PakCricketPulse/BPL/File 

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Fortune Barishal refuted the reports claiming that Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik engaged in match-fixing during the tournament. 

Reports emerged early morning today that Fortune Barishal terminated Malik’s contract over suspicion of match-fixing.

The 41-year-old cricketer played three matches for the franchise in the BPL 2024 in the Mirpur leg of the tournament.

The spokesperson of Fortune Barishal said that the reports about Malik’s match-fixing in the BPL tournament were “baseless”. 

On the other hand, the owner of the team, Mizanur Rehman, said that Shoaib Malik is a good cricketer, adding that the Pakistani player performed very well for his team. 

Rehman confirmed in a video message that Malik left BPL due to personal reasons.

The suspicions arose when Malik bowled three no-balls in the same over against Khulna Riders. The all-rounder overstepped on three occasions and scored just five runs off six balls with the bat during that game.

The match was played on January 22. 

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