Naved denies BPL match-fixing


Pakistani fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has denied his involvement in match-fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Rana’s name figured in the match-fixing investigations after police in Bangladesh arrested a Pakistani, Sajid Khan, on suspicion of spot-fixing during a BPL match. Rana and Khan have been photographed together in the past. Khan allegedly was making several phone calls from the stands during a crucial BPL match. A court in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka has remanded him to custody.
The 34-year-old Rana said he doesn’t know Khan personally.
“The authorities in Bangladesh showed me a picture of the man they had arrested. I informed them that I had met him at a domestic match in Karachi last year. That day, after the domestic match he had approached me along with many other individuals as a fan. I have never seen him since then. I have provided the Bangladeshi authorities with the information they needed from me. I have no idea how he obtained my email address,” Pakpassion quoted Rana as saying.
Rana, a member of the champion team Dhaka Gladiators, hoped the tournament would become a major part of the international calendar.