Mohammad Ashraful's Ban Reduced to Five Years


Bangladesh all-rounder and former skipper Mohammad Ashraful's eight-year ban for his involvement in match-fixing has been reduced to five years by the Bangladesh Cricket Board's disciplinary panel.

Ashraful had appealed to the disciplinary panel chief, Justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid, in July, asking that the ban he received a month earlier, for his involvement in match and spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, be reduced.

In an official statement, the BCB stated that the five-year ban is dated from August 13th ,2013 and the last two years are suspended subject to his participation in a BCB or ICC anti-corruption education programme.