ICC should investigate India-Bangladesh match, says former Pakistan spinner Tauseef Ahmed

Tauseef Ahmed said he could see no cricketing logic for the way Bangladesh gifted the match to India in the final over.

By: PTI | Karachi | Published:March 26, 2016 9:06 pm
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Former Pakistan spinner Tauseef Ahmed says the ICC anti-corruption and security unit need to probe the World T20 match between India and Bangladesh since the result looks suspicious.
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The 57-year old, who played 34 Tests and 70 ODIs, said he could see no cricketing logic for the way Bangladesh gifted the match to India in the final over.

“The way the match ended it just does not feel right to me. I think it needs to be investigated by the authorities including the ICC,” he told Geo Super channel.

Bangladesh lost the match in the final ball, needing two runs to win from three balls with wickets in hand.

Three wickets fell in as many balls.

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“Bangladesh is now not an inexperienced side. They had experienced players at the crease. I don’t understand how they could not first opt to tie the match and try for a big hit,” he said.

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Tauseef, who is also head coach of the Pakistan A team and was also on the coaching staff of the Islamabad United side which recently won the Pakistan Super League, said his experience tells him that something was not right.

“I don’t know what to say. Best if the ICC looks into the match and holds an inquiry. Look everyone knows things do happen nowadays in cricket matches so nothing wrong in looking into the match,” he added.

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    Harshad Shinde
    Mar 27, 2016 at 10:29 am
    By his logic 1999 semifinal also needs to be investigated.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Anyways stanis really have a lot of experience with fixing matches for money. Lol
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      Mauka mauka
      Apr 1, 2016 at 10:17 pm
      Mauka mauka
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        Raghu
        Mar 27, 2016 at 10:11 am
        who is this fellow stani commenting, looks like a BANANA seller fro ...LOL ask him to clean his side with so many betting mafias, no bloody cricket team visits your nation!!!!
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          Amit Maji
          Mar 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm
          i just cant imagine how many stupid live there in stan. grow up man ,a traitor(amerr) is ur main bowler and u complaining about others credibility? bangladeshi ppl r lover of cricket unlike u who worship terrorism
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            Athony
            Mar 27, 2016 at 1:06 am
            W world knows stanis love rumours and gossiping. ISI has made this practice for them.
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              Hell Man
              Mar 26, 2016 at 4:55 pm
              Also investigate south Africa Vs Australia ... 1999 wc semifinal.... Same story... 3 ball 1 run... Needed Lance closeness was on strike... Still SA lost...
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                Bhargava
                Mar 27, 2016 at 1:28 am
                If India had to win Tauseef Ahmed's way, you would not see so many butter fingers.lt;br/gt;India actually dragged the match till the last over with their dubious fielding, add Bumrah's expensive over to the list, and you can generate enough doubt to investigate if Match fixed to make Bangladesh win it!lt;br/gt;Yet, the script only reversed in the final over, with dhoni's athletics, mind and everyone else's commitment, leaving no doubts.lt;br/gt;Mr Ahmad, shall not watch India's match with the angst that stan wants to go home early.
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                  Bhuvandas K
                  Mar 27, 2016 at 10:28 am
                  This is absurd. If it is wilful, they could have gifted the match in the early period itself and this fellow Tauseef wouldn't have opened his mouth even. There were many instances before in T20 and ODIs that teams have won in a similar fashion.
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