BCB: Appeal’s against Ashraful’s ban reduction

BCB and ICC together appeal’s against reduction of ban on Ashraful

cricketer Mohammad Ashraful (12)

Bangladesh cricket board (BCB) and International Cricket Council (ICC) have jointly appealed against the reduction of ban on Bangladesh player Mohammad Ashraful and five others players of Bangladesh premier league for match fixing last year, an official said on Wednesday. The appeal was lodged with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.

“The ICC and BCB jointly appealed against the suspension reduction of Mohammad Ashraful to the Court of Arbitration for Sports,” BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury confirmed. “The last date to appeal against the decision was on Monday [October 20].”

“Our lawyers had been authorised to make a decision on the judgement, which reduced Ashraful’s original eight-year ban for match fixing. And they decided to lodge an appeal,” Chowdhury told

The appeal was against Ashraful and two others Dhaka gladiators players Mosharraf Hossain and Mahbubul Alam, who were found not guilty. The 30 year old batsman was banned last year after he found guilty for match fixing in Bangladesh premier league.

Ashraful, Test cricket’s youngest century-maker, made his debut at the national level aged 17. He has played 61 Tests, 177 one-day internationals and 23 T20 international matches.

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