Mosharraf Hossain says he is victim of circumstances in Bangladesh Premier League match-fixing scandal

Mosharraf Hossain Rubel made his debut in 2008 and had played three One-Day Internationals for Bangladesh © Getty Images

Aug 20, 2013

Bangladesh spinner Mosharraf Hossain brushed off match-fixing allegations against him in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), saying that he was made a “victim of circumstances”.

The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit found nine “individuals” embroiled in unethical practices in the second season of the BPL.

Cracking down on corruption in the (BPL), the ICC on Tuesday provisionally suspended seven unnamed individuals for match-fixing-related offences while two others were charged for failing to report “corrupt approaches” that were made to them.

“I’m not involved with anything. I’m a victim of circumstances. I can’t understand why and how my name has been included. It’s a big blow to my career,” Hossain was quoted as saying by

The 31-year-old said, “It’s not a big deal whether I’m playing or not, my main goal is to prove myself innocent.”