Mohammad Ashraful’s sentence for five years for the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) fixing scandal expired yesterday (August 13). From now on there is no barrier to the national team or the franchise tournament to play. If he is not considered for the national team at this moment, he can play in the BPL. However, the youngest of these Test Centuries to look at the franchisees.
He will be able to play any franchisee Ashraful in the BPL. According to Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) media committee chairman and BPL governing council member Jalal Yunus,
In this context, Jalal Yunus said, “He is now free to play in the BPL. Now it depends on the franchisees. Since he is free from everything, he can play in the BPL. Now the matter of not taking him is on franchisees.
Ashraful was banned for eight years as he was involved in fixing the BPL in 2013. After the appeal, the sentence reduced to five years. Ashraful got two clearance from other domestic players, except the BPL two years ago. But due to the five-year ban, he will now be considered eligible for any tournament and international cricket.
However, to return to the national team, Ashraful should wait further, said Jalal Yunus, “Ashraful is a name when asked in a word. Ashraful will have to come in the same way as ten crackers come in the national team. You know that for five years he was out of cricket. He played in two domestic appearances. But that’s not enough. He has fitness issues. And we do not know if Ashraful selectors are thinking. ”
Keeping in mind the chief selector Minhazul Abedin Nannu, he said, “I have seen yesterday that the chief selector said that there is no such kind of thinking right now. There is a domestic event in front of which to play, all the formats will be played. Now he can play in whatever format he can not play. The selectors want them to look good in three formats. What is important is his physical fitness. That’s why I think he will have to wait for some more days. ‘