Sujon Mahmud, who deliberately conceded 13 wides and three no-balls in protest against bad umpiring, has received a 10-year ban for his actions.
Mahmud, who plays for Lalmatia Cricket Club, conceded 92 runs in his over, after Axiom Cricket Club restricted his side for 88 in 14 overs.
He was found guilty by the Bangladesh Cricket Board and his club were barred indefinitely from competition, with their coach, captain and manager punished with five-year bans from the Dhaka Second Division League.
The cricket board also handed out another ten-year ban to a different bowler, Tasnim Hasan, and blacklisted his club Fear Fighters after a similar incident.
‘We have found in our investigations that the bowlers bowled wides and no-balls deliberately to damage the image of our cricket,’ the board’s disciplinary committee chief Sheikh Sohel told a press briefing.
‘In neither case would a win or loss have mattered for the promotion or relegation of their respective clubs.’
Lalmatia Club secretary Adnan Rahman admitted that Mahmud deliberately bowled the wides and no-balls as a protest against poor umpiring.
Rahman professed that the umpires did not allow his team captain to see the coin after the toss.
The BCB also suspended the umpires for six months for overseeing both the discredited matches.