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Match-fixing: Mohammad Ashraful banned for 8 years

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Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 18:29 [IST]
 
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Dhaka, June 18: Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful has been banned for 8 years from all cricketing activities for his involvement in match-fixing in the 2013 edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

On Wednesday, a Bangladesh disciplinary tribunal handed bans to Ashraful, former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and Kaushal Lokuarachchi (both failing to report an approach to fix matches). Vincent was banned for 3 years while the Sri Lankan punished for 18-month period, Bangladesh's "Daily Star" newspaper reported today.

Match-fixing: Mohammad Ashraful banned

Also, BPL team Dhaka Gladiators' owner Shihab Chowdhury too was handed a ban of 10 years.

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

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

Ashraful has played 61 Tests, 177 One Day Internationals and 23 Twenty20 Internationals for Bangladesh.

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