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Bangladesh match-fixing scandal deepens

AFP, DHAKA

“I have confessed everything I did and cooperated with them from a guilty feeling … if possible I want to make a comeback [to cricket],” Ashraful told Somoy TV.

“As a next step, I have been advised to appoint a lawyer to represent myself [at the BCB tribunal]. I thought it would be clear today as to what punishment I would be handed down, but now it seems it would take several more months,” he said.

The allegations of fixing are the latest to hit Bangladesh cricket, including the BPL. Ex-international spinner Shariful Haque was given an indefinite ban in September after an inquiry found him guilty of spot-fixing during the first edition of the BPL.

In March the BCB banned international umpire Nadir Shah for 10 years after a sting operation by an Indian TV channel found him apparently willing to fix matches for cash.

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