Mohammad Ashraful Banned for Eight Years for Match-fixing

Once the boy wonder of Bangladesh cricket, Mohammad Ashraful had admitted to fixing matches for Dhaka Gladiators in the Bangladesh Premier League.

updated: June 19, 2014 08:18 IST
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Once the boy wonder of Bangladesh cricket, Ashraful played 61 Tests and 177 ODIs. He has six Test hundreds with a best of 190. Ashraful, now pushing 30, hit three ODI centuries, with a best of 109.


New Delhi: Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful has been banned for eight year for fixing matches in the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League cricket season. The ban was handed by a disciplinary tribunal in Dhaka on Wednesday. (Ashraful Suspended by BCB)

Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent was handed a three-year ban for failing to report an approach by a bookie to rig a game and Sri Lankan batsman Kaushal Lokuarachchi was given an 18 month ban for a similar offence.

Vincent has been in the centre of a match-fixing storm involving former New Zealand teammates Chris Cairns and current captain Brendon McCullum. The ICC is investigating allegations of corruption against Cairns.

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