Bangladesh to set up courts at cricket stadiums to nab punters


Bangladesh will set up special courts at its cricket stadiums to try and convict any punters caught gambling during an upcoming international series, an official said.

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Bangladesh will set up special courts at its cricket stadiums to try and convict any punters caught gambling during an upcoming international series, an official said. Gamblers caught during the tri-nation series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe – starting January 15 – will be tried on the spot by judges in temporary courtrooms, a cricket board official said.

“Betting will be treated as a public nuisance. Anyone involved will be convicted and punished instantly in the stadium,” Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told AFP. The special courts will continue to target gamblers during Lanka’s tour of Bangladesh which follows the tri-nation series.

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