ICC chief’s resignation demanded
21 March 2015, Nirapad News: Cricket loving people of Bangladesh have demanded that authorities of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of the game, would take immediate steps to launch an impartial investigation into alleged biased umpiring during Thursday’s World Cup quarterfinal match between Bangladesh and India.
Addressing a program in Dhaka, the leaders of different students, Socio-cultural and sports organisations have also demanded resignation of the ICC President if he does not take actions over ‘biased’ umpiring. The cricket fans demanded that being an international and neutral entity, the ICC must initiate an impartial probe into the controversial decisions taken by two ICC umpires – Pakistan’s Aleem Dar and England’s Ian Gould – that led to Bangladesh losing the match to India in Melbourne on Thursday.
Students of Dhaka University, Jagannath University, Dhaka College, Kobi Nazrul College, BUET, members of different sports and cultural and social bodies organised the program held in Shahbagh.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Cricket Fans Unity, a Facebook group, organised another protest program on Dhaka
University campus against the bad umpiring at the ICC World Cup-2015 now being held in Australia and New
They also demanded a probe into alleged umpring during Thursday’s quarterfinals that was apparently biased towards Indian team and against Bangladesh.
The group’s General Secretary Sanjeeban S Chakrabarty told a rally: “Mashrafe’s team did not lose, the Tigers were defeated through conspiracy,” he said. “Ultimately cricket, not Bangladesh, was the loser due to biased umpiring.” he added. He demanded all Bangladeshis working in the International Cricket Council (ICC) should step down and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) should file a written complaint in protest against the ‘wrong umpiring’.