Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful talks to the media during a press conference prior
A three-member tribunal found Mohammad Ashraful and two others guilty © Getty Images


Feb 26, 2014

 

In a shocking turn of events Bangladesh’s Mohammad Ashraful and two other players have been found guilty of fixing matches in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

 

A three-member tribunal was formed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to dwell into the matter and the verdict was delivered on Wednesday, reports DhakaTribune.

 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) had earlier asked the BCB to look into the matter of match-fixing and thus the tribune was formed during the second edition of the BPL.

 

ICC’s Anti-Corruption Security Unit (ACSU) had visited Dhaka in May 2013 to look into allegations of match-fixing in a couple of games in the BPL.

 

Ashraful at that time had confessed to the guilt and had also opened a pandora’s box by naming several other names in the probe.

 

The aftermath was that of the ICC hitting nine players with match-fixing charges and it was reported that the Dhaka Gladiators’ players were involved in the offence.

 

The tribunal was formed three months later which was headed by Justice Khademul Islam Chowdary to look into the matter after the ICC’s probe.

 

The first hearing of the tribunal was held on January 19 which saw only one of the nine accused attending it.

 

So after a long time the tribunal has now ensured that all nine accused will be put to trial thus ensuring the end of the Bangladesh match-fixing saga.