Banned Bangladesh’s batsman Mohammad Ashraful is hoping to make a comeback to international cricket with his five-year ban for match-fixing and spot-fixing charges all set to be over in three days. Also Read - Dream11 Team Prediction Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals BPL Final: Captain And Vice Captain For Today BPL T20 Final KHT vs RAR at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka, 6 PM IST
Ashraful was suspended for three years from domestic cricket and five years from international cricket for his involvement in match and spot-fixing in the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Also Read - Eat More Meat to Hit Over The Boundary Line: Cameron Delport’s Advice to Bangladesh Players
With the international ban ending on August 13, the 34-year-old will be eligible to represent the national side. Also Read - Dream11 Team Prediction Rangpur Rangers vs Rajshahi Royals: Captain And Vice Captain For Today BPL T20 BPL 2019-20 Match 29 RAR vs RAN at Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka 1:00 PM IST January 2
“I have been waiting for August 13, 2018, for a long time now,” Ashraful was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
“It has been more than five years since the day I admitted my involvement. Although I have played domestic cricket in the last two seasons, there is now nothing preventing me from being eligible for national selection,” he added.
In June 2014, the BPL’s anti-corruption tribunal had banned Ashraful for eight years beside fining 10 lakh Bangladeshi Taka. However later in September of the same year, the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s disciplinary panel reduced the ban to five years.
“Playing for Bangladesh again will be my greatest achievement,” Ashraful expressed.