No charges against Al-Amin Hossain from ACSU: BCB president
Dhaka, February 25 (IANS) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan on Wednesday said the anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has brought in no corruption charges against right-arm pacer Al-Amin Hossain, although the ICC security watchdog has given information about the player's whereabouts to the Bangladesh team management.
Hassan admitted that Hossain had given different versions of the events of February 19 when he came back late to the team hotel breaking the curfew. The team manager, too, confirmed that Hossain had not taken prior permission from the management to leave the hotel after 10 p.m.
"The ACSU (Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the ICC) informed us but that doesn't mean he is involved in match-fixing. There are no allegations against him. Every player is under watch in this World Cup. Al-Amin went out late at night. I was really surprised about him. He is not the type of person to go out on his own at night in a foreign country," Hassan was quoted as saying by espncricinfo.
"Everyone knows that we are very strict with discipline. We have taken a lot of tough decisions in the recent past so it is hard to imagine what just happened. When senior players don't get out of their room after 10 p.m., he ventured out so late at night," he added.
"We don't even know where he went, that's the biggest question. He is telling us different versions."
The BCB president also said that it was his decision to call back Hossain and he had done it to set an example within the Bangladesh team.
"I was requested to excuse him this time, but I just asked them one question. What if someone does the same thing again? This will remain the example so no question about it... this is why he has been asked to return," he said.