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Tribunal verdict on Friday

Update : 25 Feb 2014, 05:02 PM

The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) tribunal's investigation is being expected to reach a dramatic end on February 28, the day when the verdicts will be read out to the media. According to a close source to the tribunal, a short judgment to the individuals involved with the scandal of fixing from the second edition of the BPL will be held today at the tribunal office situated in Gulshan.

This will be followed by the tribunal placing reasons and sanctions for the judgments tomorrow and day after, the verdict based on the findings is likely to made public thorough a media briefing. Sanctions will be announced according to article 6 of the Bangladesh Cricket Board's anti-corruption code and it is likely for the board to announce the verdicts.

The investigation into the allegations of spot-fixing and match-fixing was revealed in May 2013 after the BCB president Nazmul Hassan confirmed that a Bangladesh player was questioned by the ICC. National cricketer Mohammed Ashraful was the first to admit of his involvement with the wrong doings back in June last year.

This was followed by formal charges placed by the ICC against nine individuals in August last year, which included six Dhaka Gladiators' players for the last season of BPL. Darren Stevens, Mosharraf Hossain and Mahbubul Alam confirmed that they had been charged by the ICC, which is coordinating with the BCB to conduct the tribunal. In spite of a confession, the ICC did not charge Ashraful and the player had said he expected leniency for his admission.

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