Karachi — The Bangladeshi president of the International Cricket Council has suggested that the World Cup quarterfinal tie between Bangladesh and India appeared to have been fixed, and has threatened to quit over the umpiring decisions in his country's defeat in the knockout tie.
Following Thursday's match at the MCG that ended with India defeating Bangladesh by 109 runs, Mustafa Kamal said that he would raise the issue at the ICC's next meeting, saying that the umpires' decisions seemed to have been pre-arranged.
Kamal said that as the ICC president, whatever he has to say he would say it in next meeting, adding that it could happen that maybe he would resign, The Dawn reported.
Kamal alleged that there was no quality in the umpiring, adding that it looked like they took the field after the outcome of the match was pre-arranged.
His comments came as protests erupted in Bangladesh after the cricketing minnows suffered a 109-run defeat by holders India, due in large part to a blistering knock by Rohit Sharma who top-scored with 137 runs in the match.
Sharma was caught at deep mid-wicket off the bowling of Rubel Hossain when he was on 90, only for the umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould to signal a no-ball for what appeared to be a legitimate waist-high delivery.
Bangladeshi fans were also furious at the dismissal of star batsman Mohammad Mahmudullah who was caught close to the boundary rope.
It was a big match for fans in Bangladesh as it was the first time that the nation had made it to the World Cup quarterfinals, the report added.
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