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92 off four balls leads to ban

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Getty © Provided by BSkyB Getty Bowler Sujon Mahmud has been banned for 10 years after deliberately bowling a series of wides and no-balls in protest at umpiring decisions. 

Mahmud was playing for Bangladesh side Lalmatia Club in a Dhaka Second Division League match when he hurled 13 wides, all of which went to the boundary, and four no-balls which were also hit to the ropes.

Lalmatia Club had earlier been bowled out for 88 and club secretary Adnan Rahman said they had been subject of a series of poor decisions in their match against Axiom Cricketers.

Axiom opener Mustafizur Rahman smashed three fours off Sujon's four legitimate balls to take his side to victory, scoring 92-0 in just 0.4 overs.

Lalmatia Club were barred indefinitely from competition, with their coach, captain and manager punished with five-year bans, all for bringing cricket into disrepute.

The BCB also imposed a ten-year ban on another bowler, Tasnim Hasan, and blacklisted his club Fear Fighters after they threw a separate match in similar fashion.

"We have found in our investigations that the bowlers bowled wides and no-balls deliberately to damage the image of our cricket," disciplinary committee chief Sheikh Sohel said.

"In neither case would a win or loss have mattered for the promotion or relegation of their respective clubs."

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