Four plead not guilty
Four out of the nine individuals charged with being involved in fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League by the International Cricket Council's (ICC's) Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) formally submitted a not-guilty plea yesterday.
Lawyers of the accused -- Mosharraf Hossain Rubel, Mahbubul Alam Robin, Salim Chowdhury and Shihab Chowdhury -- stated that they had sent their replies to the ACSU via e-mail and submitted copies to the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB's) president and the chairman of the board's disciplinary committee, former chief justice Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury, yesterday.
Yesterday was the last date for the individuals to submit their replies to the ACSU and the chairman of the BCB's disciplinary committee in response to the charges against them.
Mohammad Ashraful has already confessed to fixing. The other Bangladeshi accused, former national left-arm spinner Mohammad Rafique, was unreachable.