Cricket wagering isn't a thing for the rich any longer. From the city's avenues and tea slows down to lodging edifices and eateries, betting is currently all around, with an ever increasing number of individuals, for the most part from the lower pay gathering, betting on the result of the Bangladesh Premier League matches.
It's not so much something totally new. In 2014, Atanu Dutt, a bookie, was captured by police in Dhaka. Testing him, Rapid Action Battalion came to realize that Dharam Singh Yadav, an officer of the International Cricket Council's against debasement and security wing, was into betting himself. Three individuals, including previous national chief Mohammad Ashraful, were given authorizations for their association in coordinate settling, in conspiracy with bookies.
On 22 September this year, a young man was murdered in Rajshahi over a question centring cricket wagering. Last Monday, an understudy of Manarat University was additionally killed for dissenting cricket wagering in the territory. Dhaka Metropolitan Police official Asaduzzaman Mia revealed to Prothom Alo that all the knowledge offices and the police headquarters have been told to build reconnaissance to quit betting. A group of Prothom Alo as of late went to a tea slow down alongside a rickshaw carport in Shyamoli and discovered Md Monirul Islam and Jasimuddin wagering on the progressing match between Comilla Victorians and Chittagong Vikings.
This betting session happens in this slow down ordinary, said local people. The Prothom Alo group discovered book shops, eatery young men, and other individuals with low livelihoods accumulated in various tea slows down close to Nilkhet's Gausul Azam Market to wager on BPL matches. They wager on the result of the match, scores per over, add up to scores and on numerous such viewpoints.
The majority of the speculators there were low-pay individuals. A 15-year-old eatery kid stated, one of his companions lost nearly Tk 8500 over the most recent three days. Abdullah Al Mamun, a little merchant from Mohammadpur, said individuals in the Bihari Camp zone partake in wagering exercises the most, betting all the year round. Ripon Mia, a RMG specialist in Savar, said the greater part of his associates are wagering on the BPL matches. Somebody he knows needed to offer his cellphone too.
Other than this nearby wagering exercises, betting is massively taken an interest online too. A young fellow working for a private firm said he had been putting down wagers on various cricket matches throughout the previous couple of years, yet that he plays on a UK-based site. One needs a universal Mastercard to wager on these destinations. A large portion of these sites are situated in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, nations where betting is lawful. Regardless of the guidelines saying just residents of these nations could partake, individuals from different nations enroll and wager on matches.
Outside Dhaka city, cricket wagering is exceptionally prevalent in Jamalpur, Chittagong, and Rangpur. A journalist in Prothom Alo's Chittagong office revealed that wagering on BPL is going ahead in practically every region of the city. The Rangpur reporter said it is the same there.