An unnamed Afghanistan cricketer has reported a call he received from a bookie during the Asia Cup.
According to Wah Cricket from Dubai, an Afghan player – rumored to be wicketkeeper opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad – was contacted by an Indian bookie before their clash against Pakistan in the Super Four. He reported it to his team manager, who consulted with the Indian staff before reporting the incident to ICC anti-corruption officers
Further reports reveal that the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) has enough intel on multiple bookies in and around the area. This has drawn suspicion and an investigation into the reason behind Sri Lanka’s early exit from the Asia Cup 2018 after defeats to Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group A.