WATCH: Former Bengal cricketer drops 'fixing bombshell' with shocking videos of first division cricket

Mohammedan Sporting and Town Club were taking on each other in a super-division club match of Kolkata Cricket Club. The match has now come under suspicion for alleged fixing.

Mathew K
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Fixing allegations in Super-Division match (File Photo: X)

Fixing allegations in Super-Division match (File Photo: X)

It is always shocking whenever the ghost of ‘fixing’ enters the domestic cricket structure of any country; India have faced it on very few occasions but whenever these kinds of occurred, it came like an embarrassment for players and the cricketing authorities as well. Similar shocking allegations of fixing have been made at a ‘domestic tournament’ in Bengal.

The match which has been questioned is a super division Match of Kolkata Club Cricket between Mohammedan Sporting and Town Club. The batters have been accused of throwing their wickets intentionally against the bowlers of the opposite team.

These allegations have been made by none other than the former Bengal wicketkeeper-batter Shreevats Goswami. He shared two small videos on his official Facebook account. The former cricketer also expressed his displeasure over the same and also questioned the intentions of both the teams who took part in this match.

“This is a super-division match in Kolkata club cricket, 2 big teams doing this, any idea what’s going on here? I am ashamed to see this having played the game which is so close to my heart. I love cricket and I love playing in Bengal but looking at this breaks my heart,” wrote Goswamy in the caption of the Facebook post in which he shared these two videos.

“Club cricket is the heart & soul of Bengal cricket please don’t ruin it; I think this is called “got up” cricket. Where is the media now?” he added further.

Here’s a look at the videos shared by Shreevats Goswami

Speaking of Goswami’s career in competitive cricket, he was one of the key members in India UI19’s World Cup winning team in U19 World Cup 2008 under the captaincy of former Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

The 34-year-old wicketkeeper-batter has played 61 matches and scored 3019 runs in 99 innings of these matches with 4 centuries and 17 centuries.

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