Bangladesh Cricket Board and ICC Jointly Appeal Against Reduced Mohammad Ashraful Ban

Mohammad Ashraful was banned last year after he tearfully confessed on national television to helping fix matches in the scandal-tarnished Bangladesh Premier League. A local appeals panel  reduced the ban to five years including a two-year suspended sentence, meaning he can return to competitive cricket from August 2016.

updated: October 22, 2014 13:25 IST
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Ahsraful's 8-year ban from cricket was reduced to five years on appeal.


Dhaka: Bangladeshi and international cricket authorities have jointly appealed against a reduced match ban for former captain Mohammad Ashraful for match-fixing, an official said on Wednesday. (Ashraful Ban Reduced)

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) lodged the appeal this week after a ban imposed on the one-time prodigy was reduced from eight to five years, said BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury.

The appeal was lodged with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.

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