Mohammad Ashraful

  • Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years June 18, 2014

    Bangladesh cricket authorities banned former captain Mohammad Ashraful for eight years on Wednesday after he was found guilty of match-fixing during a domestic Twenty20 tournament. "He was found guilty of all four charges and is banned from cricket for eight years," said Khademul Islam Chowdhury, the head of a special panel...
  • Bangladesh match-fixing hearing underway November 24, 2013

    Dhaka: A hearing was underway in Bangladesh on Sunday against nine cricketers and officials charged with match-fixing offences involving the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), officials said. The disciplinary hearing convened by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) involves seven people charged with match-fixing including former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful, who made...
  • ACSU's report on BPL likely to be released after August 12 July 27, 2013

    Dhaka: ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit's report on the alleged corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is likely to be out after August 12 as the Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked the investigation body to submit its report after the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said the report will...
  • ICC ACSU report on corruption in BCB delayed June 30, 2013

    Dhaka: The ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit`s report on corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League has been delayed till at least the next month after officials sought more time to complete their investigation. The report has been delayed thrice before and according to Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan, it...
  • Ashraful has hurt Bangladesh's pride: Mushfiqur June 14, 2013

    Dhaka: Mohammad Ashraful's admission to match and spot-fixing has seriously dented Bangladesh's pride, his former captain and team-mate Mushfiqur Rahim has said, but that he would be welcomed back into the team if permitted to resume his cricketing career. Ashraful, who became the country's youngest Test centurion in 2001 at...
  • Police disperse fans demanding 'symbolic punishment' for Ashraful June 9, 2013

    Dhaka: Police on Sunday morning prevented fans from holding their scheduled human-chain programme demanding "symbolic punishment" only for ex-Bangladesh cricket captain Mohammad Ashraful who last week confessed to his role in match-fixing. Security has been beefed up around the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka after the Ashraful fans were...
  • Former Bangladesh coach sympathises with tainted Ashraful June 6, 2013

    Wellington: Former Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons says ex-captain Mohammad Ashraful shouldn't be judged too harshly for his involvement in match-fixing because he was likely ensnared by the "powerful beast of underworld gambling" at an early age. Siddons, who now coaches New Zealand's Wellington province, told the Dominion-Post newspaper he alerted the...
  • Bangladesh dismayed by Ashraful fixing scandal June 6, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket fans, players and newspapers reacted with shock and dismay on Wednesday to the tearful confession by former national captain Mohammad Ashraful that he had been involved in match-fixing. Ashraful, who became the country's youngest Test centurion in 2001 at the age of 17, on Tuesday apologised for...
  • Mohammad Ashraful apologises after admitting fixing June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Bangladesh batsman and former captain Mohammad Ashraful has admitted to fixing and apologised for it after the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) suspended him until ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) submits its report on investigations into fixing during the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). "I should have not done...
  • Bangladesh suspend ex-captain Ashraful amid fixing probe June 4, 2013

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board has suspended former captain Mohammad Ashraful until the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit submits a report on investigations into suspected match-fixing and spot-fixing during this year's Bangladesh Premier League. "As Ashraful has confessed his involvement in fixing to the ACSU team, so he...
  • ICC to probe Mohammad Ashraful's match-fixing link May 30, 2013

    Dhaka: The International Cricket Council is probing allegations of match-fixing in Bangladesh cricket with former captain Mohammad Ashraful among those being questioned, local officials said on Thursday. ICC anti-corruption inspectors were investigating allegations of wrongdoing during a match in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), a spokesman for the Bangladesh Cricket Board...
  • 3rd ODI: Zimbabwe look to clinch series against Bangladesh May 7, 2013

    Bulawayo: Zimbabwe and Bangladesh go into Wednesday's third and final one-day international in Bulawayo locked at one match apiece, yet it is the hosts who know they will need to improve their game if they are to claim a rare series victory. After being humiliated by 121 runs in the first...
  • 2nd ODI: Zimbabwe seek batting turnaround against Bangladesh May 4, 2013

    Bulawayo: Zimbabwe's batsmen go into Sunday's second one-day international against Bangladesh knowing that they must cast aside their suicidal tendencies if they are to keep the series alive. The hosts were bowled out for just 148 inside 33 overs as they lost the first one-dayer by 121 runs on Friday, with...
  • Bangladesh cricketers protest Dhaka Premier League delay April 21, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's domestic cricketers protested the delay in holding the Dhaka Premier League, the country's most popular domestic competition, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday. The protestors, including several international cricketers, have not played any domestic cricket since mid-February. The 12-team one-day competition is also the biggest source of...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 3 April 19, 2013

    Zimbabwe took a massive 442-run lead over Bangladesh after the hosts bundled out the visitors' for 134 in the first innings with Kyle Jarvis and Shingi Masakadza picking four wickets each. In Zimbabwe's second innings, Roibul Hossain picked up a six wickets to put Zimbabwe in trouble before Taylor and...
  • T20I: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 17 runs April 1, 2013

    Pallekele: Kusal Perera smashed a brisk 64 to set up Sri Lanka's 17-run victory over Bangladesh in a one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday. The opener hit four sixes and five fours in his 44-ball knock as Sri Lanka posted a challenging 198 for 5 before restricting Bangladesh to...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 5 March 12, 2013

    Live updates from day two of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle international stadium. Bangladesh second innings: End of over 22: Bangladesh 70 for 1 at stumps: That is it. The players shake hands as the match ends in a draw. Both the teams dominated with the bat...
  • Sri Lanka-Bangladesh Test heading for a draw March 11, 2013

    Galle: The first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh was heading for a draw on Monday after a high-scoring display by both teams that saw captain Mushfiqur Rahim become the first Bangladeshi player to score a double century. Sri Lanka finished day four on 116 for one in their second...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 4 March 11, 2013

    Live updates from day two of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle international stadium. Sri Lanka second innings: End of over 30: Sri Lanka 116 for 1 at stumps: It was a day that mostly belonged to Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim became the first batsman to score a double...
  • 1st Test: Ashraful, Rahim hit big centuries on Day 3 March 10, 2013

    Galle: Mohammad Ashraful and Mushfiqur Rahim posted centuries on Sunday to help Bangladesh to 438 for 4 in reply to Sri Lanka's 570 for four declared on the third day of the first Test at Galle International Stadium. Bangladesh still trail by 138 runs. The experienced duo put together an unbroken...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 3 March 10, 2013

    Live updates from day two of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle international stadium. Bangladesh 1st innings: End of over 136: Bangladesh 438 for 4 at stumps: it is stumps on Day 3 and the day belonged to Bangladesh completely. Fantastic fight back by Bangladesh led by Ashraful...
  • 1st Test: Bangladesh 135-2 on Day 2, trail SL by 435 runs March 9, 2013

    Galle: Former captain Mohammad Ashraful led Bangladesh's fightback on his return to international cricket by hitting an unbeaten half-century on Saturday after Sri Lanka declared on 570 for 4 on the second day of the first Test. Ashraful, his country's most capped player with 58 Tests and playing his first...
  • Bangladesh recall Reza for World T20 August 16, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's cricket selectors on Thursday recalled allrounder Farhad Reza for the World Twenty20, starting in Sri Lanka next month. The 26-year-old, who played his last T20 international in November 2011 against Pakistan, replaced paceman Nazmul Hossain who was part of the T20 squad which toured Europe last month. "We opted for...
  • Bangladesh surpass Pak, Aus in T20 rankings July 22, 2012

    By claiming the recently concluded Twenty20 series against Ireland, Bangladesh surpassed the top teams like Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and India in the ICC Twenty20 rankings. They whitewashed Ireland in the three-match series and had risen to fourth place in the team's rankings. The Tigers' are now behind England, South Africa and...
  • Mortaza shines as Bangladesh sweep the board July 23, 2012

    Belfast: Mashrafe Mortaza produced a fine allround display as Bangladesh completed a 3-0 Twenty20 series sweep of Ireland with a dramatic last-ball victory at Stormont on Saturday. The fast-medium bowler took 19 for 4 as Ireland, who made a good start, were restricted to 140 in their 20 overs. And...
  • Bangladesh recall Ashraful for Zimbabwe tour May 31, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh recalled former captain Mohammad Ashraful to a 15-man squad for the hastily arranged tri-series Twenty20 tournament in Zimbabwe next month. The tournament, which also includes South Africa and Zimbabwe, will be held from June 17 to 24 at Harare Sports Club. Bangladesh were added as the third team at...
  • B'desh chief selector quits over interference March 7, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's chief national selector Akram Khan resigned on Wednesday citing interference in the squad for the forthcoming Asia Cup by the country's cricket board. Bangladesh board president AHM Mustafa Kamal omitted opener Tamim Iqbal, Akram's nephew, reducing the 15-man squad to 14. Tamim, widely regarded as Bangladesh's best batsman,...