Top official from ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit was accused of having links with Indian bookie during 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh.
Bangla Tribune, Dhaka-based TV channel, broadcasted audio tape recordings, which made it into the gambling news and contained conversation between the officer from India and the bookie during the tournament.
The channel went further by declaring that the bookmaker in question was arrested in Dhaka and later released, because the ACSU officer said that he was his informer.
During a program on the channel it was said that: “Based on audio surveillance records, the bookie was arrested in April, following which he provided key information surrounding cricket match-fixing.”
Neither the alleged officer, not ICC itself has released any official comment on the issue of breaking Indian gambling laws.
In the reported conversation, the officer tells the bookie to be careful and leave Bangladesh immediately, because his presence was already detected, and it would be difficult to protect him.
The direct quote, which was released, said: “You better leave this place because you are now a marked face and you can easily be identified. Better you leave this place before somebody recognizes you.”