Ashraful set for rehab in Dec

Suspended former national skipper Mohammad Ashraful is looking forward to start his rehabilitation and educational programme by December in order to pave the way of his return to competitive cricket next year. Ashraful is currently serving a five-year ban for his involvement in Bangladesh Premier League’s match-fixing scam. His five-year ban included

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Tears earn Ashraful more sympathy than hate

Mohammad Ashraful may have his cricketing career at risk after the Bangladesh Cricket Board suspended him indefinitely on charge of match-fixing, but his tearful confession
on television has earned him more of sympathy than hate.
Questions are also rife whether the cricket board made

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Ashraful feels relieved

Former national skipper Mohammad Ashraful, who was banned from cricket temporarily, said that he felt relieved after he had apologised in public for his involvement in match-fixing.
Ashraful broke the silence to the media hours later after the Bangladesh Cricket Board had banned him for making a confession to the Anti Corruption and Security

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Ashraful suspended sans match-fixing probe

Mohammad Ashraful, former skipper of Bangladesh, was kept off from any cricketing activities under the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) jurisdiction until the final report of the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) on investigations into suspected match-fixing and spot-fixing allegations in this year’s BPL is submitted. The decision was taken based on Ashraful’s

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The rise and fall of a superstar

No one related with Bangladesh cricket could possibly have envisaged the rise and fall of Mohammad Ashraful, the country’s first cricket superstar.
Ever since he made his bow in a Test match against Sri Lanka in 2001 as a precocious 17-year old, the only way was up for the big-hitting batsman.

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Ashraful awaits fate today

The Bangladesh Cricket Board could seal the fate of batman Mohammad Ashraful after his confession of match-fixing to the ICC Anti Corruption and Security Unit when it sits in an emergency meeting today.
The meeting was called to apprise the BCB members about the ongoing investigation into the match-fixing scandal in the Bangladesh Premier League by ACSU.

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Ashraful puts his name in the hat ahead of SL tour

Mohammad Ashraful boosted his chance of making a comeback in the national side for the upcoming Sri Lanka with an impressive century in the Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka on Monday.
With his four of five Test centuries coming against the island nation, Ashraful is hopeful that the selectors would consider him for the two-Test series, which begins at Galle on

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Ashraful hits back at critics

Dhaka Gladiators captain Mohammad Ashraful hit back at critics who have questioned their batting approach during their Saturday’s 54-run loss to Chittagong Kings in Chittagong.
Chasing Kings’ 142 all out, Gladiators suffered a batting collapse when they lost their first four wickets for 15 runs and could never recover from the damage. Ashraful provided

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Ashraful, Junaed recalled for Zimbabwe tri-series

Former captain Mohammad Ashraful returned to the national fold as the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced a 15-man squad on Thursday for the hastily-arranged Twenty20 tri-series in Zimbabwe.
The Twenty20 tournament, which also involves South Africa and hosts Zimbabwe, will be held from June 17 to 24 with all the matches scheduled at the

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Kent interested in Ashraful

Former Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful is likely to be approached by Kent to play for them in the upcoming Twenty20 campaign, revealed their coach Jimmy Adams on Thursday.
Ashraful, 27, is currently playing for Blackheath – and also coaching the side – in the Kent Premier League and scored a century on Saturday that caught the attention of the

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Ashraful recalled, Imrul, Raqibul axed

Mohammad Ashraful, the Bangladesh batsman, has been recalled to play two Tests against visiting Pakistan in December. Ashraful, who did not play the ODIs against Pakistan either, is one of the four additions to the Test squad that played West Indies in October and November.
Vice-captain Mahmudullah, medium-pacer Robiul Islam and batsman Nazimuddin are the

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Ashraful wary of Bishoo threat

Experienced Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful has rated Devendra Bishoo highly and said the young West Indies leg-spinner can be a big threat in the coming home series.
West Indies will arrive in Dhaka on October 4 to play a T20 international, three ODIs and two Tests during their 27-day stay

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Ashraful’s blast from the past

Mohammad Ashraful shone with both ball and bat to lead his Bangladesh A side to a six-wicket victory against South Africa A on Tuesday night at Buffalo Park in East London, in the first of five unofficial ODIs.
Only ten days ago South Africa had been battering Bangladesh in a four-day match, and in their home conditions were firm favourites to dominate the 50-over matches as well. However, the

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Bowling offers Ashraful the last straw

Embatt-led former skipper Mohammad Ashraful has planned to pay more attention to his bowling in order to retain his place in the Bangladesh’s starting line-up.
Ashraful, making a comeback in the playing XI after four one-day internationals, put in another miserable batting performance having been dismissed for just one run in Friday’s

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