Mohammad Ashraful Appeals Against Eight-Year Ban

Updated: 22 July 2014 18:27 IST

Disgraced Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful appealed to have his eight-year ban reduced.

Mohammad Ashraful Appeals Against Eight-Year Ban
Ashraful had been banned right after admitting to fixing charges. © AFP

Mohammad Ashraful has sent an appeal to Bangladesh Cricket Board's disciplinary panel chief, retired justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid, requesting him to reduce the eight-year ban imposed on him by the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) anti-corruption tribunal over his match-fixing role in the 2013 edition of BPL.

"My lawyer has sent the appeal papers to the disciplinary committee's chief," Ashraful said.

"I want to return to cricket before my eight-year ban is up. That's why I have made the appeal."

Dhaka Gladiators managing director Shihab Chowdhury, who was banned for 10 years, has also made a similar appeal.

Both pleas have been made in accordance with the BCB's anti-corruption code. If the the national level appeals are turned down by retired justice Rashid, Ashraful and Chowdhury can take their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. (Ashraful Admits Fixing, Apologises)

Thirty-year-old Ashraful had made his international debut in 2001 and has since played 61 Tests, scoring 2737 runs, slamming six hundreds, and has also featured in 177 ODIs (3468, three hundreds).  

Considered to Bangladesh's most gifted batsman ever, Ashraful's ban had started the day he pleaded guilty to match-fixing charges in May last year.



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