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.
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.