Shakib Al Hasan Ban: Other Bangladesh Players Who Were Banned Earlier
Bangladesh all-rounder T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan on Tuesday was handed a two-year ban from all cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with a year of a suspended sentence for failing to report approaches from bookies on numerous occasions.
Shakib accepted all three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and said that he is extremely sad to have been banned from the game that he loves. He also said that he completely accepts his sanction for not reporting the approaches.
This is not the first time that a Bangladeshi player has been suspended or banned from cricket, we look at other players when such things have happened.
Former Bangladesh captain was been banned for eight years for match-fixing in 2013. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) tribunal had found then the 29-year-old guilty of four charges of fixing matches in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Apart from ban, he was also reportedly given a fine of one million taka (approximately £7600). Ashraful admitted to the offences and said at the time that he sought forgiveness for all the wrong-doings that he had committed. He also said that he was ashamed of what he has done.
Ashraful had a stellar start to his international cricketing career becoming his country's youngest Test centurion in 2001 at the age of 17. He played a total of 23 Twenty20 internationals, 61 Tests, and 177 one-day internationals, including captaining his side between 2007 and 2009. He is best remembered for his match-winning century in an ODI against Australia in Cardiff in 2005.
After he was allowed to play five List-A centuries in the 2017-18 Dhaka Premier League. He is only the second batsman to do so in a single List-A tournament; the other being Alviro Peterson in the 2015-16 Momentum One-Day Cup on South Africa's domestic circuit.
Another Bangladesh cricketer whose promising career came to end after he was banned on spot-fixing charges by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in 20012. An inquiry was set up during that period 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.
Mortaza had said he was told he would be paid 15 to 20?% 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 CC Trophy in Kenya and played three first-class matches.