Bangladesh Premier League champions Abahani and Brothers Union have been cleared off the allegation of playing a fixed match in last season's Professional football league, but Brothers Union manager Amer Khan has been handed a one-month suspension for 'providing misleading information' about the league match between the two alleged teams.
"We could not reach a conclusion on Amer Khan's comments aired on a private television channel but it seemed to us that the footages had been added and overlapped (superimposed) and Amer Khan has been punished for providing misleading information," said professional football league committee chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy yesterday.
Murshedy also claimed that the television channel did not respond to their repeated requests of providing uncut footages, and thus they were forced to end the matter.
After hearing his one-month suspension, Amer Khan said, "It is a farce. The committee punished me without proving the matter."
Meanwhile, the sixth edition of the professional football league starts today even though the investigation of the match between Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Brothers Union has yet to see the light as the Match Fixing Identification Committee had only one meeting regarding the allegation till yesterday.