• Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022
  • Last Update : 09:54 am

Tanjil backtracks on Santokie allegations

  • Published at 02:18 pm December 16th, 2019
Santokie
Sylhet Thunder's Krishmar Santokie oversteps during their BBPL match against Chattogram Challengers in Mirpur Wednesday

Tanjil Chowdhury, also a Bangladesh Cricket Board director, had raised alarm with a statement in the media where he voiced suspicion over an awkward wide and no ball bowled by Krishmar Santokie in the same over of the opening game of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 last week

Sylhet Thunder team director Tanjil Chowdhury has backtracked on his allegations against the team sponsor and West Indian bowler Krishmar Santokie.

Tanjil, also a Bangladesh Cricket Board director, had raised alarm with a statement in the media where he voiced suspicion over an awkward wide and no ball bowled by Santokie in the same over of the opening game of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 last week. 

The BCB director had also questioned the intentions of Thunder team sponsor Jivani Footwear Company, and asked the BCB to look into the matter.

However, Tanjil backtracked on his comments through a post on social media Sunday.

“I would like to take this opportunity to give clarification on recent reports in the media entailing the alleged integrity issues of Thunder overseas player Krishmar Santokie and thereof (by association) sponsor Jivani FCL and all its stakeholders,” Tanjil said in the Facebook status.

“Contrary to speculation made in various reports, I would like to explicitly express my assurance that to the best of my knowledge the sponsor and management of Thunder are not involved in any form of unsporting or unlawful practice and that Thunder have my unconditional support as team director,” he added.

Regarding the Santokie no ball and wide, Tanjil said: “The incident with Santokie is an alleged anti-corruption matter, which the relevant authorities (ACU) are responsible for investigating independently, and Thunder shall extend its cooperation where deemed necessary.

“However, Krishmar shall continue to be part of ST as an integral player and have the management, coach and teammates' full support unless or until found guilty/sentenced formally,” the BCB director added.

Losing three in as many games, Sylhet are at No 6 in the points table for the seven-team tournament.

“To all our stakeholders, well wishers and fans, I would humbly reassure that Thunder albeit a disappointing start to the season shall continue to give their best efforts on and off the field, the confidence reposed on us by the people of Sylhet and fans of cricket in Bangladesh and across the globe shall not go unaccounted,” the team director said.

“Lastly, I would strongly urge the media, fans and cricket lovers to support Thunder through this testing period which clearly has had an adverse impact on the confidence of this very youth centric team,” Tanjil added.

50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail