[caption id="attachment_737475" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Ashraful-Getty1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-737475" alt="Mohammad Ashraful Getty Images (File Picture)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Ashraful-Getty1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Mohammad Ashraful Getty Images (File Picture)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohammad-ashraful/">Mohammad Ashraful</a> is looking forward to the upcoming edition of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bpl">Bangladesh Premier League</a> to get into reckoning for selection in the national team. Ashraful has recently emerged from a five-year ban from international cricket following misgivings regarding match-fixing and spot-fixing in BPL 2013. <p></p> <p></p>Ashraful had been allowed to play in the domestic first-class competition, National Cricket League (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/national-cricket-league">NCL</a>) in 2016. Over the past two seasons, Ashraful scored five List A centuries at an average of 47.83; in 13 first-class games, he has averaged 21.85 with one century. <p></p> <p></p>He is looking forward to participate in the upcoming edition of the BPL. "Playing in the BPL does matter a lot, because it's a big platform [to prove yourself],'' Ashraful told reporters in an interaction recently. "If you get a chance to play there and perform as well, it becomes easier to get into the national team," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Ashraful, 34, was in 2013 handed a five-year ban for his role in match-fixing and spot-fixing in that year s edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. In September 2014, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcb">BCB</a> s disciplinary panel reduced the ban to five years subject to his participation in a BCB or ICC anti-corruption education and training programme. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mohammad-ashraful-hopeful-of-comeback-to-the-bangladesh-side-after-lapse-of-ban-on-august-13-734013">His ban period ended on August 13.</a> <p></p> <p></p>He is raring to represent the national side for the long run through churning out some good performances on the domestic arena. "NCL will be starting soon. I want to play well in domestic cricket. That would be enough I guess," Ashraful mentioned. "If I had any matches to play now, I would have a chance to perform and earn a spot in the team. But there are no [domestic] games right now," Ashraful said. <p></p> <p></p>"I want do something special when the [domestic] season starts. I don't want to take any shortcut to return to the team. I want to return to the team after performing [well] for enough time. If I return to the team after performing well, I can play there for a long time," contended the 33-year old right-hand batsman.