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09:14 PM, November 20, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:18 PM, November 20, 2017

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Police to deport five Indians

Bangladesh police said Monday they would deport five Indians caught betting at a weekend cricket match as authorities crack down on illegal bookmaking in the lucrative domestic league.

The men were detained Saturday at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium during the BPL match, police said. They were caught by cricket officials concerned about match-fixing and illegal gambling in the hugely popular league.

"We have handed them over to police as this is the most we could do. They will take further action," said cricket board spokesman Jalal Yunus.

Two of the accused were previously caught betting during Bangladesh's home series against England in October last year, he added.

Authorities were "in the process of deporting them to India", said local police head Nazrul Islam.

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