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Seven charged by the ICC with match-fixing

ESPN staff
August 14, 2013

Seven people have been charged with match-fixing by the International Cricket Council during the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League. Another two have been charged for not reporting corruption in the game.

"The evidence uncovered is a grave reminder of the need for the sport to remain vigilant against the continuing threat of corruption," said ICC chief executive David Richardson. "It is also for players and support personnel to take personal responsibility for protecting the integrity of the game."

The charges come after an investigation by the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit and "relate to an alleged conspiracy within the Dhaka Gladiators franchise to engage in match-fixing and spot-fixing activity".

All those involved have been suspended and have 14 days to appeal.

While none have been named, during the investigation former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful asked for forgiveness "for all the wrong-doings that I have committed".

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