I think this is called ‘got up’ cricket: Shreevats Goswami alleges match fixing in CAB’s first division league match | Cricket News

Former cricketer Shreevats Goswami on Thursday alleged that a match in the Cricket Association of Bengal’s (CAB) first division league looked like it was fixed due to the manner of some batters’ dismissals.
In a video shared on Facebook Goswami which showed two video footages of a match between Mohammedan Sporting and Town Club, the former Under-19 World Cup winner alleged that the Mohammedan Sporting batters were seemingly throwing away their wicket intentionally.
“This is a Super Division match in Kolkata Club Cricket, two big teams doing this, any idea what’s going on here? “I am ashamed to see this having played the game which is so close to my heart. I love cricket and I love playing in Bengal but looking at this breaks my heart. Club cricket is heart and soul of Bengal cricket please don’t ruin it. I think this is called ‘got up’ cricket. Where is the media now?” Goswami posted.

In the first video, a right-handed batter is seen leaving the ball coming straight to his stumps as he then walked off the field. In the second video, a left-hander came out of the crease to an wide delivery to be stumped.
Meanwhile, CAB president Snehasish Ganguly said they have sought the umpires’ and observer’s report. “We have called a tournament committee meeting on March 2 to take up the matter,” Snehasish Ganguly said.

The three-day match got over at the 22 Yards Academy in Salt Lake with Town Club securing seven points on Wednesday. Shakib Habib Gandhi’s 223 steered Town Club to 446.
In reply, Mohammaden Sporting made 281/9 with Joyjit Basu top-scoring with a 100. Sporting collapsed after Basu’s departure.
(With agency inputs)

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