By CricketCountry Staff
Dhaka: Sep 4, 2012
Former Bangladesh player Shariful Haque was banned after he was found guilty of spot-fixing, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Tuesday.
“The allegation made against the player has been substantiated,” BCB president Mustafa Kamal was quoted saying by khaleejtimes.
“We have decided to ban him from all cricketing activities until further notice. We will keep watching him and only if we are satisfied will his ban be lifted.”
An inquiry was set up to probe into an allegation by former Test captain Mashrafe Mortaza that he was approached by off-spinner Haque about spot-fixing before the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 Tournament in February.
Mortaza said he was told he would be paid 15 to 20 percent of the earnings from spot betting, in return for providing information about whether he would play in certain matches and even whether he would be wearing sunglasses.
Haque was part of the Bangladesh squad in the 1994 International Cricket Council (ICC) Trophy in Kenya and played three first-class matches.