The cricketing world was rocked by yet another fixing scandal with former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful being suspended for corruption, adding another sordid chapter to the spot-fixing saga which has already engulfed Indian cricket.
More than a fortnight after the spot-fixing scandal broke out in the Indian Premier League, Ashraful's suspension is the latest case of corruption in cricket which has seen a number of cricketers being arrested in recent times.
"As Ashraful has confessed his involvement in fixing to the ACSU team, so he should not be allowed to play any level of cricket until we get a full report of the investigation," Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan told reporters.
"I have spoken with Ashraful, he told me that he has confessed everything to the ASCU," Hassan said, adding that the batsman had not disclosed details of his confession to him.
"This is not punishment, this is a temporary measure until we get the full report. We have to take exemplary punishment for such acts, otherwise cricket in Bangladesh will be doomed," he said.