Dhaka: Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful was today slapped with an eight-year ban, more than a year after he confessed to have fixed matches during the Bangladesh Premier League. The punishment handed out today completes a dramatic fall from grace for the batsman, who became the country’s youngest Test centurion in 2001 at the age of 17.

He later captained Bangladesh between 2007 and 2009. The 29-year-old had been under suspension from all forms of cricket since June last year after he admitted to the ICC’s anti-corruption Unit that he had indulged in fixing.

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