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SBD Global/June 19, 2014/People and Pop Culture
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Published June 19, 2014
CRICKET PENALTIES: A "special tribunal" has imposed an eight-year ban on cricketer MOHAMMAD ASHRAFUL "for his involvement" in Bangladesh Premier League match-fixing. The tribunal "also fined him" with Tk10 lakh ($17,000). The ban "will be effective in all forms of cricket." Dhaka Gladiators Owner SHIHAB CHOWDHURY "has also been banned for ten years and fined" with Tk20 lakh ($34,000). Former New Zealand cricketer LOU VINCENT has also "been banned for three years" while Sri Lankan cricketer KAUSHAL LOKUARACHCHI for 18 months. The accused "will get the opportunity to file appeal against the tribunal’s decision within 21 days" (DHAKA TRIBUNE, 6/18). ... Former Sussex cricketer NAVEED ARIF "has been banned from cricket for life" by the England and Wales Cricket Board "after breaching its anti-corruption code," the ruling body announced on Wednesday. Pakistani Arif "admitted six breaches of the code relating to corrupt activity in connection with a 40-over match against Kent in August 2011" (REUTERS, 6/18).