Bangladesh's Ashraful gets 8-year fixing ban

Published: June 18, 2014
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PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

DHAKA: Bangladesh cricket authorities banned former captain Mohammad Ashraful for eight years on Wednesday after he was found guilty of match-fixing during a domestic Twenty20 tournament, officials said.

“He was found guilty of all four charges and is banned from cricket for eight years,” said Khademul Islam Chowdhury, the head of a special panel set up by the Bangladesh board to investigate match-fixing allegations.

“In addition, he will have to pay a fine of one million taka ($12,820),” Chowdhury told reporters.

Ashraful, who captained Bangladesh between 2007 and 2009, was allegedly involved in fixing a match between the Dhaka Gladiators and the Chittagong Kings teams during last year’s second edition of the BPL.

Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful made a tearful confession on national television in June 2013 to fixing after he was quizzed by ICC anti-corruption officials who have investigated the case.

Ashraful had later confessed and apologised for his involvement in the scandal.

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