Vol. 5 Num 1137 Fri. August 10, 2007  

BCB to give Dipu legal support

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday confirmed that it would help the arrested Dipu Roy Chowdhury with legal aid.

"As and where required, we will give him legal support because he is our employee," said media committee chairman Ahmed Sajjadul Alam Bobby during the press conference at the board headquarters.

On Wednesday night, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested the former national cricketer and his wife Arifa Chowdhury from a Banani house on charge of forgery and embezzling a large amount of money from illegal manpower trade. Rab-1 recovered five passports from Dipu, who also allegedly sent players abroad for the past five years. The players, who were supposed to play for local clubs, did not return to the country and have been living there ever since.

Back in 2002, the former fast bowler deceived many in the name of sending them to Canada.

Dipu Roy Chowdhury was a left-arm fast bowler who played for Bangladesh on several occasions. He is a bowling coach with the Bangladesh Academy team.