The Bangladesh Premier League has got its first dose of controversy as Mashrafe Mortaza reported to his franchise, Dhaka Gladiators, an approach from a fellow cricketer to indulge in spot-fixing.
Gladiators media manager Minhaz-uddin Khan confirmed the report and said they have informed the BPL of the approach. Mortaza, it has been reported in the Bangladesh media, said that he would step down from the team captaincy if he suspected any irregularities during the tournament.
Mashrafe was asked to give information on whether he would play certain matches and if he would wear his sunglasses or cap. In return, Mortaza was told, he would be paid 15-20% of the earnings from the spot-fixing.