Bangladesh Curbs Illegal Cricket Betting

Published Monday, November 20, 2017 -
Bangladesh Curbs Illegal Cricket Betting

Gambling in India is illegal although there seems to be a lot of illegal betting going on in the country. A difficult task for regulators to keep under control the country struggles with technology infused wagering that is rampant involving many games. Bangladesh is a country next to the North-east Indian provincial regions of India, which is surrounded on all three sides by India, Myanmar on the south eastern corner, and it has a proximity to China, Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal.

Bangladesh police recently caught illegal gamblers during a one-day Bangladesh Premier League match, at the Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Five people from India were wagering on the cricket match and police are saying they will be deported. Officials are concerned that the popular and lucrative Premier League is subject to match-fixing and illegal gambling.

Cricket board spokesperson, Jalal Yunus, commented, "We have handed them over to police as this is the most we could do. They will take further action." The arrest revealed that two of the illegal gamblers were busted before in October of last year betting on the Bangladesh's home series, Yunus added.

Recently as many as 80 spectators at two cricket grounds were removed on suspicion of gambling. Using mobile smart phones to place live wagers before the score are published on television or online the alleged perpetrators bet on the cricket action. News media has pointed to the various venues such as garages and restaurants where the illegal gambling takes place undercover.

Dozens of gambling websites have been blocked by the Communications regulator in Bangladesh in an effort to curb illegal betting on cricket matches. The authorities are continually scanning the stadiums for this type illegal sports betting but have done little to curb the activity. The seven team British Premier League tournament has many top notch players involved so there will be many individuals attempting a wager legal or not.





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