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    Indian bookie barred from entering Bangladesh stadiums

    New Delhi: An Indian bookie from Hyderbadad has been barred by the Bangladesh Cricket Board from entering any of their stadiums after he was found "sending a lot of text messages" during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) matches at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Monday.

    Durga Prasad was sitting in the international gallery of the stadium when the security staff seized him noticing he was sending text messages repeatedly. "We followed him and found that he was sending a lot of text messages. After speaking to him, we found out that he is a Hyderabad resident who had come to Bangladesh on February 2," BCB's head of security, Col (retd) Mesbahuddin Serniabat, told Cricinfo.

    "We accosted Mr. Durga Prasad inside the stadium," Serniabat said, adding that Prasad later "admitted that he is a bookie. He earns money from betting." Serniabat also informed that Prasad has given an undertaking to not enter any stadiums in Bangladesh.

    "We have banned him from the Shere Bangla National Stadium because betting is illegal in the country," Sernibat said.