Shoaib Malik ‘Strongly Refutes Baseless Rumors’ of Match-fixing Charges in Bangladesh Premier League

Last Updated: January 26, 2024, 15:29 IST

Shoaib Malik in BPL. (Image: X/ @aquidtweets)

Shoaib Malik in BPL. (Image: X/ @aquidtweets)

Shoaib Malik reminded the importance of exercising caution when it comes to rumors.

Shoaib Malik took to social media to respond to reports that suggested his contract with the Bangladeshi Premier League (BPL) has been terminated over suspicions regarding ‘match-fixing’.

Malik, during the BPL match betweeb Fortune Barishal against Khulna Tigers, bowled three no ball in the same over and that too inside the powerplay. He also conceded 18 runs as replays showed that Shoaib Malik was well ahead of the crease which caused concern.

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Shoaib Malik Full Statement:

“I would like to address and dismiss the recent rumors circulating about my playing position with Fortune Barishal. I had a thorough discussion with our captain, Tamim Iqbal, and we mutually planned the way forward. I had to leave Bangladesh for a pre-committed media engagement in Dubai.

I extend my best wishes to Fortune Barishal for their upcoming matches, and if needed, I am available to support them if needs be.

I have always found joy in playing the game and will continue to do so.

I want to emphasize the importance of exercising caution when it comes to rumors, especially those circulating recently. I want to make it clear that I strongly refute these baseless rumors. It’s crucial for everyone to verify information before believing and spreading it. Falsehoods can harm reputations and create unnecessary confusion. Let’s prioritize accuracy and rely on credible sources to ensure a clear understanding of the facts. Thank you for your understanding and diligence.

Thank you for your love & support as always.”

The disastrous performance with the ball by Malik led to widespread trolling from fans across social media.

Shoaib Malik was recently in the headline for after he announced his third marriage with Pakistani actress Sana Javed, as Indian tennis great and his former wife Sania Mirza had initiated divorce proceedings, obtaining a ‘Khula’ from their relationship several months prior.

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