[caption id="attachment_676625" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/match-fixing.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-676625" alt=" Getty Images (representational photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/match-fixing.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Getty Images (representational photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh will set up special courts at its cricket stadiums to try and convict any punters caught gambling during an upcoming international series, an official said Monday. <p></p> <p></p>Gamblers caught during the tri-nation series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe -- starting January 15 -- would be hauled from the stands and tried on the spot by judges in temporary courtrooms, a cricket board official said. <p></p> <p></p>"Betting will be treated as a public nuisance. Anyone found involved will be convicted and punished instantly in the stadium," Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/nizamuddin-chowdhury">Nizamuddin Chowdhury</a> told AFP. <p></p> <p></p>The special courts will continue to target gamblers during Sri Lanka's tour of Bangladesh, which starts at the end of January after the tri-nation series. <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play two Test matches and two Twenty20 internationals. <p></p> <p></p>Gambling is illegal but rampant during cricket matches in Bangladesh, where punters exploit a brief delay between live play and the official broadcast of results to place frantic bets. <p></p> <p></p>Authorities threw nearly 80 spectators out of matches for placing bets using their mobile phones during the latest edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament, which concluded last month. <p></p> <p></p>At least a dozen of them were foreigners. <p></p> <p></p>Police in November deported at least five Indians caught gambling during these short format matches. <p></p> <p></p>So-called "mobile courts" are popular in Bangladesh. In October, more than 200 people accused of abuses against Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's southeast were jailed by special courts there.