Third division cricket team Sabuj Bangla has served a legal notice to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) citing corrupt and biased umpiring.
For long, the quality of umpiring in divisional cricket has been under question and this is the latest in a long and chequered history of corrupt officiating in the local cricket scene.
The allegation from the Sabuj Bangla club is that the BCB has been making and breaking its own bylaws and that has resulted in the club serving the legal notice on December 29, 2019.
Reaz Ahmed Babu the club secretary has said: "We have taken legal action as a result of such umpiring and are waiting for a response from the lawyers. After that, we will take further action. We gave BCB a letter wanting to know what was the reason for breaking the bylaws on December 15 but we never got a response, and that is why we have resorted to legal action."
"Not only did we not get a response from them after numerous tries, they rudely behaved with us when we wanted a fair and better umpire," Reaz added.
According to the law, the BCB has to reply to the legal notice within seven days, which means, they will have to reply by January 5.
On 15th December at the Fatullah stadium, the two umpires Tariqul Islam and Masud Rana gave four very contentious leg before wicket (lbw) decisions during the match between Sabuj Bangla and Jatrabari Krira Chakra.
There were also a few contentious run-out decisions that went against Sabuj Bangla in that match which was a title-deciding one.