Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup final, Mirpur March 24, 2012

Bangladesh to seek review of final-over collision

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has said it will complain to the Asian Cricket Council about an incident in the final over of Bangladesh's chase in the Asia Cup final against Pakistan. The incident, during the first ball of the 50th over, involved a collision between the bowler Aizaz Cheema and Mahmudullah as the latter tried to come back for a second run - something the BCB claims the Pakistan bowler did deliberately.

"We have seen video footage of the incident repeatedly. It is clear that Cheema blocked Mahmudullah deliberately," Enayet Hossain Siraj, the chairman of the BCB cricket operations committee, told reporters in Dhaka. "We will lodge a written appeal with the ACC very soon and will also give a copy to the ICC."

The rules of cricket (Law 42.5) sanction a strict penalty for the fielding team if a fielder is found by the umpire to deliberately obstruct a batsman while attempting a run. Neither batsman can be dismissed (if a run-out has taken place), five penalty runs are awarded to the batting side, the delivery will not count as one in the over, the run will count even if the batsmen haven't crossed and the batsmen can choose which of them faces the next delivery. Whether or not there was intent behind the collision is for the umpire to determine; in this case, after the players had collided, the umpire Steve Davis was seen having a word with both players. The delivery yielded a single.

"It is clearly written in the playing conditions that it will be a dead ball if the batsman faces an obstacle while running by a bowler or fielder. The batting side will get a five-run penalty," Siraj was also quoted as saying in the Daily Star. "In that case, we would have required only four runs off six balls. We have footage which clearly shows that the bowler in question created an obstacle to [Mahmudullah] Riyad."

Intikhab Alam, the PCB director, said it was "sad and disappointing" to hear Siraj's statement. "It was a thrilling final and everyone praised Bangladesh for their fight. Their decision to appeal is just an afterthought after the result," Alam said. "The fact of the matter is that no match umpire or referee complained about this to Pakistan management and Bangladesh's complaint will spoil a wonderful final which everyone enjoyed."

Bangladesh needed nine to win at the start of the 50th over; they lost by two runs. Had Pakistan been penalised, Bangladesh's task of chasing down 237 for a win would have been made significantly easier.

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  • Capround on March 28, 2012, 1:58 GMT

    I do not understand the criticism of some BD fans against umpiring. TV replays clearly show and commentators stated that Younis Khan and Umar Akmal were wrongly given out. It was not even doubtful. Similarly Tamim Iqbal was out LBW early in his innings as was Muhammed Hafiz. So wrong decisions went 3-1 in favor of BD. Regarding Cheema's alleged obstruction and also Mushriful's alleged obstruction of Afridi's run, it is almost impossible to judge from video if both acts were intentional or not. One would have to look at where the bowler was looking before the obstruction and what was the possibility of a second run. Clearly in the Cheema case, there was no possibility of a second run.

  • Desihungama on March 27, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    Bangladesh did not lose because of the bowler who stood his ground to field. Anyone care to comment on dot balls Bangladesh played? They lost as a team. If any of the players had scored 2 more runs instead of DOT balls, outcome might have been different. Pakistan held it's nerve and bowled superbly. This is what separates from a giant to a minnow. No one is giving Pak bowling credit because Bangladesh does not think they lost out to a good team. And that my friend is a sign of a loser.

  • on March 27, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    of course it was a very righteous decision from BCB.Pakistanis did it against sachin to get him out in eden gardens & they did it quite often.each & every cases should be taken into trial & if possible,should be compensated.

  • on March 27, 2012, 5:48 GMT

    @Engr Faisal Abeer: the same Simon didn't do anything when Brett Lee blocked Sachin and it even caused a runout. He didn't even care to discuss with other unpire Billy who in the earlier match suggested Viru to revoke his appeal. Its all decided at the heat of the moment and umpires descrition and different umpires thing in different lines. Its high time ICC should come up with certain standards on cases lik this.

  • on March 27, 2012, 1:48 GMT

    Hard earned respect by team ruined by BD board and their prime ministor by not giving trophy to winning team. I was not expecting that PM will backout as their team lost....

  • on March 27, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    I have been reading these comments here last couple of days how people are accusing BCB of being immature because they complained about an incident. Well to all of you who thinks that BCB should forget the fact, then I would say, BCB didnt have to be a BCB rather just be a statue who keep their mouth shut no matter what happens. Well Bangladesh on the other hand is always the victim of umpiring against them or decisions in the cricket field hurting them rather than their own game. We all know Bangladesh cricket is still in that stage where they are improving every days, and if the official decisions also go against them then how they can beat two oppositions in the same game? If the law sasy that blocking on player in normal runs is not legal then it should be appealed even the umpire didnt take any action at that time. It should be also considered if the complain is right then why the umpire didnt take any action.

  • Zahidsaltin on March 26, 2012, 22:26 GMT

    I request BCB and Bangladesh politicians to keep politics out of cricket. We know that indian camp is in power but they should not destroy cricket as a mod of love between pakistani public and the Bangla nation. We, Pakistanies support Bangladesh team, where ever and against who ever they play. We even wanted Bangladesh team to win over Pakistan in the final as we knew the joy it will bring to Bangladesh.

  • CaptainKool on March 26, 2012, 22:10 GMT

    Bangladesh should have won the final to be very honest and they deserved to win the Asia cup.

  • on March 26, 2012, 21:50 GMT

    i am a bangladeshi and i am also very embarrased to see this. this is a bad PR move by BCB.. they need to stop this immediately.

  • on March 26, 2012, 20:33 GMT

    I just wonder why Simon Tauffel the world's best umpire didn't replace the done n dusted Davies ??? Had it been...this nasty incident could have been prevented !!!

  • Capround on March 28, 2012, 1:58 GMT

    I do not understand the criticism of some BD fans against umpiring. TV replays clearly show and commentators stated that Younis Khan and Umar Akmal were wrongly given out. It was not even doubtful. Similarly Tamim Iqbal was out LBW early in his innings as was Muhammed Hafiz. So wrong decisions went 3-1 in favor of BD. Regarding Cheema's alleged obstruction and also Mushriful's alleged obstruction of Afridi's run, it is almost impossible to judge from video if both acts were intentional or not. One would have to look at where the bowler was looking before the obstruction and what was the possibility of a second run. Clearly in the Cheema case, there was no possibility of a second run.

  • Desihungama on March 27, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    Bangladesh did not lose because of the bowler who stood his ground to field. Anyone care to comment on dot balls Bangladesh played? They lost as a team. If any of the players had scored 2 more runs instead of DOT balls, outcome might have been different. Pakistan held it's nerve and bowled superbly. This is what separates from a giant to a minnow. No one is giving Pak bowling credit because Bangladesh does not think they lost out to a good team. And that my friend is a sign of a loser.

  • on March 27, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    of course it was a very righteous decision from BCB.Pakistanis did it against sachin to get him out in eden gardens & they did it quite often.each & every cases should be taken into trial & if possible,should be compensated.

  • on March 27, 2012, 5:48 GMT

    @Engr Faisal Abeer: the same Simon didn't do anything when Brett Lee blocked Sachin and it even caused a runout. He didn't even care to discuss with other unpire Billy who in the earlier match suggested Viru to revoke his appeal. Its all decided at the heat of the moment and umpires descrition and different umpires thing in different lines. Its high time ICC should come up with certain standards on cases lik this.

  • on March 27, 2012, 1:48 GMT

    Hard earned respect by team ruined by BD board and their prime ministor by not giving trophy to winning team. I was not expecting that PM will backout as their team lost....

  • on March 27, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    I have been reading these comments here last couple of days how people are accusing BCB of being immature because they complained about an incident. Well to all of you who thinks that BCB should forget the fact, then I would say, BCB didnt have to be a BCB rather just be a statue who keep their mouth shut no matter what happens. Well Bangladesh on the other hand is always the victim of umpiring against them or decisions in the cricket field hurting them rather than their own game. We all know Bangladesh cricket is still in that stage where they are improving every days, and if the official decisions also go against them then how they can beat two oppositions in the same game? If the law sasy that blocking on player in normal runs is not legal then it should be appealed even the umpire didnt take any action at that time. It should be also considered if the complain is right then why the umpire didnt take any action.

  • Zahidsaltin on March 26, 2012, 22:26 GMT

    I request BCB and Bangladesh politicians to keep politics out of cricket. We know that indian camp is in power but they should not destroy cricket as a mod of love between pakistani public and the Bangla nation. We, Pakistanies support Bangladesh team, where ever and against who ever they play. We even wanted Bangladesh team to win over Pakistan in the final as we knew the joy it will bring to Bangladesh.

  • CaptainKool on March 26, 2012, 22:10 GMT

    Bangladesh should have won the final to be very honest and they deserved to win the Asia cup.

  • on March 26, 2012, 21:50 GMT

    i am a bangladeshi and i am also very embarrased to see this. this is a bad PR move by BCB.. they need to stop this immediately.

  • on March 26, 2012, 20:33 GMT

    I just wonder why Simon Tauffel the world's best umpire didn't replace the done n dusted Davies ??? Had it been...this nasty incident could have been prevented !!!

  • MuneerBangla on March 26, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    I am from Bangladesh and am really too embarrassed for all these unprecedented happenings! This can not be the reflection of our national sentiments. We have gained a lot and Insha Allah our BD team will continue consistency. Congratulations to the Winners.

  • Mim1bd on March 26, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    The worldwide praise, admiration and respect for the Bangladesh team and us for the people of Bangladesh achieved by the tiger's glorious run in the tournament has turned into a worldwide booing by this ridiculous and suicidal appeal.- Another shocked and ashamed Bangladeshi.

  • on March 26, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    BCB was 100% correct apealing it. Umpires got it wrong. Next time the umpires will get it right. All thes ePakistani fans got so nervous because they know they stole the game. Now the whole world knows it. Thanks BCB.

  • BowledYa on March 26, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    Shocking to hear BD protest! The batsmen had no chance and no intent either to take a 2nd run as there was none, there would have been a run out if they had attempted a 2nd run, and even if they had taken the 2nd run they still would be short 2 runs for a win and 1 short of tying, so a loss for them in any case. So they are thinking they can win now with a 5 run penalty assessed post match? Is this how they think they should win? Wow! I have the utmost respect for the playing team but the board's actions are shameful and not in the spirit of how cricket is played.

  • KAM77 on March 26, 2012, 16:30 GMT

    BD - I had a great respect for BD Cricket during this Asia Cup 2012 !!! But you guys ruined it !!! Please Try to understand .... Asia Cup was not for you !!! Better Luck next time !!!

  • on March 26, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    having said about being at receiving end - pls refer back to the tied game between Ind and SL in CB tri series -Australia last month ; Indias innings was One delivery short ; only 5 balls in 30th over ! indias captain took three runs on last ball of the last over and game tied but had india got that one delivery ; result cud hav been produced in their favour probably . Neither the bowler , batsmen , on field umpires nr the scorers or match referees noticed it. And BCCI or MS did not complain a single word about if after the game. their strategy had been ; once the games over its over. BCB better stop complaining like school kid and go on with the fact that it wasnt their game that day

  • on March 26, 2012, 15:28 GMT

    I have read most of the comments in here. To all of you, it's very sad what BCB did. They shouldn't have gone for the appeal. Some of you blamed the nation and the players, but all of us know how much politics and other things involved in game. In every country there is collision between the players and country's national board. It doesn't mean that it's the players or nations fault. It's the power in wrong hand which makes the situation worse; in this case BCB.

    Hopefully I have passed my message to the normal people who was blaming the country's people and players.

  • on March 26, 2012, 15:09 GMT

    Put to the right place by ACC & ICC

  • gmaurup on March 26, 2012, 15:07 GMT

    As anticipated, the appeal is turned down (and duly as umpire's decision is the final say). And ACC did not comment on if they really seen to videos (I guess not as it is irrelevant). Only way BCB can save its face is leaking the video (not the one broadcast, but taken from nimbus footage after 3 freaking days) to wiki leaks :). let's see what happened exactly :). I don't bother the results though, want to know the facts.

  • ilyas_US on March 26, 2012, 14:47 GMT

    Everyone with cricket knowledge knew the outcome of this review. But people disappointed due to this BCB's childish act. To all Bangladeshi Brothers just check Pak media reports the day before and after the final to see the wishes of Pak fans about the final and both teams. You can check on Youtube or find some on

  • polashkabir on March 26, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    I think BCB is not trying to revers the decision from ACC. but they wanted to inform everybody that Bangladesh having problem with against umpiring from umpires for more years. Because they have no giant critic like many ex cricketers of every country.All of BIG cricket nations have big name for criticism many international sports channels but Bangladesh is a young cricketing nation, and their ex cricketers were not renowned so much. that is why umpiring always go against BD. umpires does not hesitate to rise finger against a BD player though he was not out And refuse appeal of a BD bowler though it should be given out. I think BCB has not against PCB or Pakistani supporters.

  • on March 26, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    i hope icc must be say bangladesh is asia cup champion in 2012 becouse bangladesh is right

  • on March 26, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    i love cricket i see this match bangladesh cricket board is ok becouse i see this video more than ten time this is not good for cricket .i hope icc will handle this and easely get 5 run panalti for this reason other ways remove this low from .i fully support to BCB becouse thay are right

  • on March 26, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi cricket fan, I would say that ICC will reject this claim and some shame less BCB ppl will bring shame for Bangladesh. This BCB ppl are "dirty Politician" and they are doing some agenda that will definitely go against the interest of Bangladeshi Cricket.

  • on March 26, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    now this is simply being sour grapes tail..looks like BCB hasnt learnt anything from shaqib and tamim iqbal who had won amny hearts even in their opposition nations.if they had a problem they shud hav approached umpire and match referies immediately; not after 48 hours of the game. to be frank ; yes Bangladesh had played best of their games in this tournament ; defeating World champs and runner ups. But if you hav to choose a better balanced unit between two finalists it wud always be Pakistan.They won becoz they held their nerves in tough pressue situations in both games against BL ..and their bowling had been the best in series since they were able to defend even small totals effectively; being indian I say this !! bangladesh has to do a lot of work even today; coz one asia cup simply cant make them a team of Aus and South africas calibre

  • on March 26, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    i like cricket i see this video so many time BCB is right sima are wrong i hope icc is make punishment becouse for cricket.

  • on March 26, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    I am from Bangladesh and I am hurt by this decision from BCB. There was no need to raise this issue. Bangladesh payed well and lost the match by two runs. I think there are people in the BCB who do not understand the sport well.

  • on March 26, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    For all you critics ... it's easier for you to say cause you didn't have to be on the receiving end....

  • on March 26, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    So the most expected result has arrived appeal rejected!!! But no worries try to re-appeal!!!

  • ahsan81 on March 26, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    BCB lost the appeal. ICC rejects BCB objection on Pakistan win. so now what BCB? go to international sports arbitration court. BCB here is the link:

  • on March 26, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Cricket's governing body in Asia on Monday rejected a complaint from Bangladesh that one of their batsman was obstructed by a Pakistan bowler in their recent Asia Cup final defeat.

    The complaint was rejected on the grounds that it was not reported by on-field umpires, an official said.

  • on March 26, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    Reacting strongly to the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) plan of seeking a review of the final-over collision in the Asia Cup final, former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani said that the development has spoilt the team's brilliant show.

  • Goochu on March 26, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    Watch this video.

    Ball touches the bat at 1:20 Mahmudullah runs at 1:21 Abdul Razzak is not running as fast as Mahmudullah, he may be watching the ball being fielded and thrown quickly and intends a single, 1:21 to 1:22 Ball is fielded at 1:24 Gul throws the ball at 1:25 When the throw reaches the keeper at 1:26, u can see Razzak facing the boundry instead of Mahmudullah who has collided with Aizaz, he has not even tried to run the second and just makes his ground. Also Mahmudullah realizes that the ball has been thrown as soon as he recovers his vision after collision so if he had not collided even then there was no run available as the ball had been fielded at the time of collision. You can see the difference in time of collision and giving up of run at 1:45 to 1:47. Two seconds of slow motion replay mean 1 second in real time approximately. How has the collision effected the 2nd run???

  • dustmizer on March 26, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    I think Pakistan should simply hand the cup to Bangladesh as a gesture of goodwill. Bangladesh board and the team have shown that they are more desperate for the cup both on and off the pitch. Mind you, this won't do their pride or confidence any good for the future. They need to win like 'Tigers' on the field they say they are not like 'little kittens'!! For most Bangladesh fans I feel for you. Regards Dustmizer.

  • on March 26, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    Many Pakistani fans are misunderstanding. On many occasions, the umpire was not favorable to Bangladesh. Many decisions would go against Bangladesh, favoring the bigger nation. Therefore, BCB is trying to stand firm so that it doesn't happen in the future anymore. It is nothing to do with Pakistan cricket....

  • on March 26, 2012, 8:46 GMT

    Lot of "If"s - the last over from Shahadat, several semi-blind umpiring calls during the Pakistan innings, a slow middle-over period during the Bangladesh batting. All were makings of a great game in the end. Thanks Tigers for making the 160 millions proud! This is the finest time for every true sportsman as the Tigers proved that there is nothing like winning it on the playing field. My fellow Tiger fans - the days of playing to earn respect and backslapping are over. We MUST approach every game with a will to WIN. We must take pride in being a Bangladeshi at all times, not just when it suits us at the expense or benefit of others. To the BCB President - it is time to move ahead. Unlike the friends you are lobbying with, you need to rise above your drawing-room ideas and help the Tigers go forward or else we will write a petition to ICC that you and your clue-less colleagues do not represent the sentiments and sporting nature of the Tigers, much less those of the rest of Bangladesh!

  • MJI31 on March 26, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    All pakistani proud Bangladesh efforts in final and pray for future comes well but BCB attitude regarding tour to pakistan and complain is not well.

    BCB should brave her heart and dont crying.

    Best of luck Bangladesh for future series.

  • WildAmigo on March 26, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    I think players don't have to play cricket any more.. It should be decided by the Board who is going to win.. Just Simply Pathetic. This attitude of Bangladesh Cricket Board will lead them to destruction very soon.

  • on March 26, 2012, 7:22 GMT

    Come on, Bangladesh, show sporting spirit, such things happen in cricket. You played well no doubt but don't spoil your good image. The inquiry will yield nothing but more disappointment.

  • denwarlo70 on March 26, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    We Sri Lankans are happy for what you have achieved in this Asia Cup Bangladesh. You have shown the world you are a capable team. Wait for the next encounter with Pakistan and prove your point instead of these cheap tactics BCB.

  • Aumio77 on March 26, 2012, 6:33 GMT

    Ya its true that BCB has appealed against umpires 1 particular decision in final. Which if have went in our favour we could have won the match. But the reason for appealing is not that BCB want to reverse the decision , the reason is BCB want to inform ICC that this kind of incedents is happening regularly against us. You know that, Shakib Al Hasan was out in first match against India as example for this kind of unfair decisions. So BCB want these things not to happen anymore against us and effect our match result in future. As a result BCB has officially complained for these wrong decisions although their is no chance of changing the champions of the asia cup....Don't take it otherwise

  • on March 26, 2012, 6:04 GMT

    so hurting.....even Bangladesh had won, Pakistan would be happy.....however, they think that such chance of so close to win a big tournament will not come again they did this...i think they must believe in themselves that they could win Worldcup the way Srilanka won in 96...they were like todays Bangladesh ..they won series against Pakistan in Pakistan and then they won WC without losing a match....

  • WickyRoy.paklover on March 26, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    Come on bd,get mature now...its been a long long time since u ist startd playng crickt,..U WILL HAVE TO START 4RM ZERO AGAIN TO REMOVE THIS TAG LIKE"UNDERDOGS" OR "MINNOWS" SPECIALLY AFTR BCB'S THIS ACT

  • on March 26, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    lolz there was a same incident regarding a bangladesh bowler blocking afridi... we made no such fuss... that is bad loser thinking...

  • hasib9 on March 26, 2012, 4:13 GMT

    This is not about win or lose. If Aizaz Cheema broke the rule, he must face the consequences. PCB should not be backing him up.

  • on March 26, 2012, 4:01 GMT

    Mashrafe was trying to get back to the wicket because the ball was thrown at his end. Cheema had no reason to block Mahmudullah because the ball was thrown at the keeper's end. Also there was a formal protest from Mahmudullah to the umpires, but there was no formal protest from Afridi. But if the Pakistanis still want to appeal against Mashrafe, then we welcome them to do so.

  • Cricket_theBestGame on March 26, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    if afridi was blocked then pak should lodge a counter complaint just to prove a point to BCB..if there was a problem onfield umpires and match ref would've followed it any case BCB is already embarrassed (if they know how) by wining the seat in ICC and then rejecting to tour pak..where two elite umpires are from pak..asad rauf and alim daar.

  • on March 26, 2012, 3:48 GMT

    this is no the matter of winning or losinG..; if any OnE does the wrong he should be punisheD.. either it is BD or PK team. but it seems that ceemA do thE blockinG intentionallY..:: hopE fullY he will neveR do it again::

  • on March 26, 2012, 3:46 GMT

    BCB has not done this to reverse the decision pakistani people.They have done this because we face many wrong decisions and so that it does not happen against us.Suppose Shakib's stumping against India when he was in the crease,Kohli's plumb LBW vs us not given ,and also Hafeez's plumb LBW in the final not given.I agree that Umar Akmal was not out,but definitely Younis Khan was out.

  • on March 26, 2012, 3:41 GMT

    Its totally wrong decision from bcb. It will loose our image.

  • on March 26, 2012, 3:11 GMT

    As a long suffering Bangladesh cricket fan, my request to BCB and its cheif clown in charge, Mr. Kamal, DROP IT. Mr. Kamal rarely does anything for BD cricket and always seems eager to push us back a few steps. He did not want Tamim to be in the team and if he had his way, we would not have made it to the finals. So, for that clown (and his charges) to come up with this, when the game has been over and we have taken one in the chin and are ready to look forward to future tours, this is simply disgraceful. Most BD fans feel this way. I hope that BCB will go back into the cave they came out of and let the PLAYERS do what they do, on the field.

    To my Pakistani friends who are commenting on Bangladesh, move your focus on BCB. If you look around, you'll notice that the players and most of the long standing fans have moved on. Pakistan won.

    By the way, Mashrafee and Afridi belong to the same BPL team. :)

  • on March 26, 2012, 2:51 GMT

    If Cheema blocked the batsman (it was the final over) then he must be held responsible. If Mashrafe did this too, he too should be held responsible. Nobody should be allowed to ruin the game that we love. Players that use abusive language should be banned.

  • Meety on March 26, 2012, 2:21 GMT

    I am a fan of Banga cricket, but honestly there is no point grandstanding. If the match officials saw no reason to take this further, that is the end of it. Be proud of the fact you guys played good comabtive cricket & NEARLY won. It was a top effort.

  • on March 26, 2012, 2:18 GMT

    well i am Pakistani Alhamdolillah .. and i see no problem with BCB going forward with the appeal.. its their right.. they can do that.. besides the video footage appears inconclusive remember a fast bowler wearing spikes has to run away from the wicket and so did cheema now cheema dint can back to the wicket it was mahmudullah who ran towards the grass.. so this is not about the right to appeal . they can do it.. but its a lame excuse BD had all the time to win but look at the performance of their top order except two players .. they all played miserably and played at less than 50 strike rate..for a low scoring total u got to give credit to pakistani bowlers who in a crowd of no support for them .. took the game away..and 9 runs in 6 deliveries.. comeon BCB ur players had the chance .. they cudnt capitalize.. accept it and be prepared for future big tournaments..

  • on March 26, 2012, 2:02 GMT

    I am from Bangladesh and I felt that it is a stupid step from BCB. They can do nothing but humiliating us for the all time! They are the main problem of Bangladesh cricket. They made us belittle infront of other countries.I wish in cricket we would get some good person in charge for BCB. Begging for some thing can only make things worse, you have to show gut and technical intelligence to run our beautiful cricket team!

  • on March 26, 2012, 1:50 GMT

    What's wrong with the review of such action? Why should anyone be scared of? :)

  • Bengali-Tiger007 on March 26, 2012, 1:47 GMT

    To all my brothers & sisters who are reading this, I would like to plead to everyone not to take this seriously. Its this stupid BCB that are making this complaint and not the players or 'us' the fans. We have alot of respect for the Pakistani players and their fans and this is a shameful act by this BCB. I hope Mustafa Kamal can over look this whole situation and reject this silly complaint. As a Bangladeshi I feel really embarressed and I feel like hiding my face. The final was a really good game and we all enjoyed it, but BCB has plans to ruin our up most memories that we have of our Nations cricket. PLEASE ICC FINE THIS SILLY BCB FOR MAKING INAPROPRIATE ACCUSATIONS!!!!! Cricinfo please publish this.

  • hamqad on March 26, 2012, 1:05 GMT

    Haha... had Cheema not blocked Mahmudallah, the score line would have read: Bangladesh, 234/9, lost by 2 runs. There wasn't a second run there anyways.

    The team played extremely well on the field. The board is needlessly crying off the field.. Its really sad.

  • RockingTiger on March 26, 2012, 1:02 GMT

    why Pakistan is worried about review? They won fair and squire, right...So let it review and get a clean win

  • AdnanSiddiqui on March 26, 2012, 0:38 GMT

    This is how one deals with such incidents ...

  • on March 26, 2012, 0:36 GMT

    These kind of issues raised when a team loses match specially in home ground. We are talking about bangladesh but some of the finest teams in the world act same when they lost the match.

  • on March 26, 2012, 0:32 GMT

    I really loved the way Bangladesh played during the cup, but this thing makes them sore losers..

  • on March 26, 2012, 0:08 GMT

    what a shame! BCB is acting childish. Cricket is played on the field and they believe in afterthoughts. if that was the case then Afridi was also stopped deliberately by Mashrafe Murtaza. they r ruining wonderful cricket played by both the teams.

  • ilyas_US on March 25, 2012, 23:40 GMT

    To all who are saying BD is right rules etc etc. If you keep this way Younus Khan(LBW) and Umar Akmal(Caught by keeper) were not out, given out And Mashrafe blocked deliberately in Cheema case it wasn't Deliberate so All BD will do spoil the respect they had after playing wonderful cricket in tournament.

  • dilscoop_uk on March 25, 2012, 23:25 GMT

    We see these kind of incidents almost in every match but that is pathetic of BCB . c' mon man u want a cup take it ! Lodge a complain to PCB i m sure Zaka Ashraf is generous enough to give u the Asia cup , but sadly it will b just a piece of metal for u not the glory and respect .

  • dilscoop_uk on March 25, 2012, 23:08 GMT

    @ BCB and whoever in bangladeshi team support this decision. My question is very simple Why couldnt u chase such a small target in time ? Why left it to the last over ? Why Mushfiq threw away his wicket in such an imp final. My advice to BCB is to stop this nonsense and focus on ur test cricket rather then these street cricket antics . Shame on u ? BCB is hopeless . respect to Bangla fans who dont support this nonsense.

  • aquasattar on March 25, 2012, 23:02 GMT

    BCB simply spoiling their image by such statements. Bangla played well and they have to do a lot, don't make them down in initial stage by your own.

  • crazycricketfan4life on March 25, 2012, 22:54 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi and one who is a proud cricket fan, this is a sad day for two reasons. 1) The heroics of our young cricket team are being undermined by the actions of a stupefying board which just continues to hit new lows. 2) For some of the posts (more than I thought would appear) supporting this ridiculous appeal. What I watched on that heart-breaking, yet proud day, was probably the greatest final I have ever seen in all my years of watching cricket and showed how far BD has come. The team met not one but THREE former world champions and matched them toe-to-toe on conditions they thrive on the most and were part of the greatest moment in our cricket history. Let's remember it as that and see how we can move forward rather than moan about what happened. The incident is getting blown out of proportion and is putting a stain on our achievement. Greats such as Brian Lara wrote about how the team won everyone's hearts, let's not destroy this level respect with pettiness and stupidity.

  • r0ketman on March 25, 2012, 22:09 GMT

    While I bleed green tiger blood, and consider myself an ardent fan of BD Cricket; I am utterly disappointed by this BCB decision. Matches are played and won in the field, and umpiring decisions, poor or brilliant, are part of the game. Even though I did not watch the game, I have read that Pakistan team was on the receiving end of several poor decisions in the final also. Had they not been given out incorrectly, the tigers wold have been chasing a possibly bigger target, and would have lost by a bigger margin. We are only humans, and have no way to predict what would have/could have happened based on a single incident. BCB is infamous for not considering the consequences of their hasty decisions (deciding to drop Tamim prior to Asia cup being a prime example). The BD fans I spoke with mostly agree this an unwise decision by BCB. I hope BCB backtracks this one as well, and withdraw their appeal. Asia Cup is over, PK is the champion, BD is the runners up. End of discussion.

  • on March 25, 2012, 20:19 GMT

    Pakistan should gift this Asia Cup to BD , cause I fear they wont come close of even entring a final,

    i pitty BCB,

  • on March 25, 2012, 20:18 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi and I don't support what BCB did. We lost in the field, that's it. We have to get rid of shahadat, replace with shafiul, naeem, shahreer nafees, imrul kayes instead of nazimuddin and jahrul. We can be a stronger team than this, the average age of bd team is like 23. By next world cup, this will act as an anchor to solidify this team and turn it into something special.

  • on March 25, 2012, 20:06 GMT

    The ICC cannot overturn the results. So the BCB is doing this for what exactly? To get Cheema into trouble? That doesn't seem very gentlemanly.

    You can all see the video, and that of Afridi being blocked. These things happened. It's A) the umpires decision at the time B) the complaint has to be registered at the time and C) the responsibility of the batsman to find a way AROUND the bowler.

    I know losing sucks and losing by a close margin is heartbreaking. There are bad umpire calls all the time, for example, including against Pakistan in that match. IT HAPPENS. I hope the BCB doesn't change the narrative of the Bangladesh team from "the minnows who at long last proved they belonged in the Elite club" to "the bunch of kids who couldn't handle losing so their parents came in to complain to the principal."

  • ExplicitPlatinum on March 25, 2012, 19:57 GMT

    To all Bangladesh supporters, did Pak complain to the ICC of losing the WC semi to India? No. We MOVED ON. We learned from our mistakes and chose Sarfraz Ahmed over Kamran Akmal and Sarfraz performed here. The BCB are blind. They have got the respect from Pak, Ind and SL. They beaten Ind an SL! Be proud of that achievement! Pak was just the better team and gave their effort to win this. If Bangladesh learn from this match and MOVE ON, then they will get somewhere. Groom Nasir Hossain, just like we are grooming Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan. It's not Rocket Science.

  • on March 25, 2012, 19:36 GMT

    Accept you lost Bangladesh and move on . you guys did great , you will get another chance . Be proud that you got to the finals :)

  • TheBadar on March 25, 2012, 19:35 GMT

    I think BCB write letter to PCB not to ACC for the request of Trophy. Being an international respectable team of Bangladesh it is not a mature decision. Being Pakistani I appreciate Bangladeshi Cricket Team but not to BCB.

  • on March 25, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    BCB,our proud cricket board has my full endorsement! Way to go BCB.. and if that's too much to ask, we want them to set the stage once again for a Pakistan V Bangladesh armageddon to determine who's the real deal by keeping the grail(the cup) poised on one corner...!

  • on March 25, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    Each Pakistani spectator and player have praised Bangaldesh`s effort in the final,and this is what they have to return?Emotions on the field were understandable,but this?This is just a bunch of cry babies! BCB To win the cup you need to earn it on the field,not be a wimp and make accusations later!

  • on March 25, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    If there is some thing wrong then BCB Should complain..if there will No result of the complain then the bangladesh Team Will Losse their Appriciation Which they gets 4m the Cricket world...

  • on March 25, 2012, 19:12 GMT

    5 penalty runs to Afridi..he got blocked by Mashrafe. 5 penalty runs to Mahmdullah...he got blocked by Cheema. Bangladesh lost by 2 runs! Move on with your lives please. Plus, if Mahmdullah was such a hero, he shouldn't have run the 3rd run on that over throw and given the strike to Abdur Razzak.

  • mazii on March 25, 2012, 19:12 GMT

    I don't want to say any disgraceful word against Bangladesh and BCB, but a few comments by the Bangladeshis people has compelled me to utter a few. I think BCB considers Mahmudullah as the next Brian lara or Inzmam or Sachin. Come on BCB; the world has admitted what Bangladesh's cricket team is capable of. They are a force to be reckon with. But with these kind of tactics, BCB only attracts criticism of many and nothing else and further more this act will only blemish the performance of Bangladeshi team. A few die-hard fans also are portraying themselves as naive and commenting like gullible. But most of Bangladeshis brother are rightly criticizing this decision of BCB. Had it happened, we would have won the match; godforsaken stop this BCB. BCB is trying to create a new culture. Some on this thread sounding like neutral umpires have anything against them and have been biased against them. Many unfortunate decision were also gone against Pakistan in this very match with no rectificat

  • on March 25, 2012, 19:04 GMT

    For those who think BCB should complain .....

    If the bcb complains against this incident than PCB will also complain the incident of MASHRAFEE MORTAZA colliding with shahid afridi ....if BANG get 5 runs PAK will also get 5 RUNS ..... and PAK will again win the asia cup also the BANG will loose the respect .... so in every way the loss is that of BANGLADESH

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    lets jus keep in mind that its BCB who complained and not the cricketers themselves .. it is a very shamefull act which shows no sportsmanship . lets not take away the respect that the players gained because of a shameless act of BCB.

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:56 GMT

    Bangladesh have all the respect in world of cricket because of Pakistan from getting the test status to a successful BPL. If they want to file a complaint against Cheema then they should file a complaint against their bowler as well who stopped Afridi from taking a second run but what was the Afridi response a big smile to tell the bowler what he did.

  • Wavi on March 25, 2012, 18:49 GMT

    If that is the case; Shahid Afridi was blocked by Mashrafe Mortaza @ 38.5 over in the same game. So Pakistan should be awarded 5 penalty runs as well.. Bangladesh please dont embarass yourself; everyone enjoyed the final and you guys played very well - stop looking for excuses and learn from experience.. Two words "move on"..

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    If the match umpire did not take any action then its mean that there was no problem at all...the bd cricket team played very well and won the hearts of every single cricket lover but by these kind of activities they will lose all the respect which they have gain by there performances..

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    we have won everything except the cup. so BCB please don't ruin our pride.

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    I think BCB think this is thier last shot.. i dont think they will reach to any major final tournament ever.. i was supported BD in final instead my team.. but from now on I wont support them ever.. Pathetic move by BCB, they want win and trophy take it ... we all know BD will never win anything in near future !

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:46 GMT

    Doesn't matter the result is gonna change or not. but if cheema did that on purpose, The complain raised by BCB is absolutely right. Bangladesh has faced so many situation like this and never raised their voice. This time they finally did and I appreciate that. @suhassan, we saw Mahmudullah to take winning runs in this kind of situation at past, do not mis judge a player. All pakistani friends, take this complain as a part of game too. @deepraiser007, if something unfair happened in any match there is nothing wrong to review it. We have seen many unfair things have done by pakistani bowlers and what you gonna say if that complain would reviewed by ICC and goes in BCB'c favour?

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:46 GMT

    This particular law states that the team could object during the match not after it, You guys didn't bother objecting then so why are you now??

  • gmaurup on March 25, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    There is nothing to be ashamed of as a Bangladeshi. BCB has rights to request a review of the incident (not the resutls). They did the same thing after Multan Test in 2003 and won the verdict over Rashid Latif's cheating regarding Alok Kapali catch. Latif was banned for 5 ODIs, and that was the end of his career. Pakistan won the test but Bangladesh has the moral victory as their allegations were proved to be right. A lot of pundits at cricinfo were against that appeal and told Bangladesh 'whining baby'. The same thing applies here. There is no scope for a reversal of the results as umpire decision is the final decision (no matter it is right or wrong), but the world should know if Pakistan won by cheating of a particular player. I am not alleging the entire team, but if Cheema (may be on the heat of moment) did block Mahmud intentionally, we have rights to know.

  • CricketPlayer on March 25, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    Is it too late to complain after the Championship prizes have already been awarded? Why didn't the concerned authority act immediately? If the claim seem to be accurate, such a move might set a precedence for the fairness of sportsmanship, regardless of the outcome of the protest. Should the final result be reversed, that could upgrade the standard of justice in cricket.

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:38 GMT

    I don't think so that it's a mature decision by BCB. Pakistanis have already think about the mistakes which is already taken by Bangladeshi players so Pakistan still wining the final by 2 runs.

  • ali2128 on March 25, 2012, 18:12 GMT

    As a proud Pakistani, I think Pakistan should also follow suit and lodge a complaint before the ACC on the Bangladeshi bowler's attempt of obstructing Afridi. I'm simply sick of the entire cricketing world declaring an open season on pakistan for no rhyme or reason. Pakistan won fair and square that day. Not only that, their victories against India and Sri Lanka should also be investigated for match fixing! And also my message to all those cricket boards (read BCCI and BCB) conspiring against Pakistan is this: PAKISTAN AS A COUNTRY IS HERE TO STAY AND ITS CRICKET WILL FLOURISH TILL ETERNITY. ADMIT IT, DEAL WITH IT!

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:08 GMT

    ICC has rules and regulations to always keep this game dirt free. If any penalty does not give to guilty then it would be very tough to remain Cricket as gentlemen game.

  • msrhoque on March 25, 2012, 18:07 GMT

    If Chema made any guilty, necessary action should be taken… according to the law of ICC. If Masrafi made any guilty, same treatment for him also. ICC should investigate the video footage and take immediate action ASAP. ICC have all available laws. Seeking justice is the basic right for any team. Pak can also want their justice… if they want… Every team should obey the law of ICC… if they want to play Cricket in future.

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:06 GMT

    ICC has rules and regulations to always keep this game dirt free. If any penalty does not give to guilty then it would be very tough to remain Cricket as gentlemen game.

  • on March 25, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    really BCB?! whatever happened to sportsmanship ... very disappointing and shallow

  • on March 25, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    Losers, cry baby (BCB).............................................................

  • on March 25, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    I dont understand why the new rules abt the "obstruction" are based on intent. Do the umpires see the intent of the batsman while giving LBW?

    If the umpires find that any player is in way of the opposition player (whether batsman in way of throw or bowler/fielder in way of a running batsman), the penalty should be rewarded.

    The quantum of the penalty should be based on the impact that obstruction had.

    The sport is a contest between agile minds and bodies. And obstructing an opposition player is not a sign of an agile mind!

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on March 25, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    Nothing wrong with BCB's decision. Now, the Ball is at ICC & ACC's court. Anyway, it's only about Fair Decision , nothing else. Any side should take such initiative if they feel that unfair decision takes place against them. At the end of the day, ICC will give final judgement.

  • IAS2009 on March 25, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    would've, could've will not bring cup back, BD do not spoil the dignity of loosing the final, it was a close game and many mistakes have been made including mistakes by officials, what if Y Khan was not given out, even though he had an inside edge and was given LBW, the bowler knew but he appealed, should everyone complain about it? one mistake did not loose the game for BD, if they have not given 19 runs in last over or batting so slowly between 20 and 30 overs period, the outcome could be different.

    game over quit whining.

  • bilalAWAN on March 25, 2012, 17:18 GMT

    I think Bangladesh should play a series in pakistan then we will see who is better. 24 defeats in a row... Lot at them!

  • Stark62 on March 25, 2012, 17:18 GMT

    In that case, Pak should complain about Mortaza obstructing Afridi!!!!

  • Lovetesh on March 25, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    Brett Lee case of blocking Tendulkar in recent CB series was more blatant than Aizaz Cheema's case here. If they had not raised the issue then with the on field umpire then BCB should just let it go now. BD has anyway won many hearts with their performance and they should be happy with the way they played in this Asia Cup.

  • voyager on March 25, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    As many BD fans pointed out on this board it is a joke. As the BD team becomes more and more competitive you will have more and more 'what if' scenarios that could change the result of the match eaither way. Part of the deal is to get used to them .....

  • on March 25, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    If this is the case, then Sri Lanka must also file a complaint against poor Umpiring decision during the 2007 WC final :D

  • on March 25, 2012, 16:37 GMT

    I am not getting how people are saying Bangladesh will loose respect by complaining against foul play. I think everyone should talk against unfair play. If it was unfair Cheema should be punish. If he is clean than its fine. We have full right to complain.

  • Rafelgibt on March 25, 2012, 16:30 GMT

    We want justice...........We dont want to win hearts of Pakistan.........As a proud Bangladeshi i've full support to BCB..........For asking justice if we loss support of millions then we(BAN cricket team) really dont need the support of other countries....

  • on March 25, 2012, 16:24 GMT

    I am apologizing on behalf of our cricket board to the sportsmanship of cricket. Trust me 99% of Bangladeshis are not supporting this move taken by BCB. We don't want to lose the respect and glory given by the cricketing world.

  • on March 25, 2012, 16:17 GMT

    DATS not fair its childish act by BCB. Bangladeshi team were highly appreciated for their play throuhout the tournament nw at da end dis is really wat shuld nt BCB had done. Adding to it if we see the videos then younis khan and umer akmal were never out bt the decision by the umpire wass respected nw i think BCB shuld also stop if match officials didnt said any thing.BE POSITIVE

  • deepraiser007 on March 25, 2012, 16:13 GMT

    Lets consider these as part & parcel of the game and keep the honor of our game with our performance rather than these by chances sounds like begging! Work hard and try to replicate many such entry to finals with performances. Every nation was underdog some point of time but its the performances & maturity that turns things around. In any sport such cheap work will be done some or other person. But we need to focus more on our performances to create more such opportunities of finals rather than crying & making ridiculous claims.

  • on March 25, 2012, 16:13 GMT

    Only Indians will be supporting for this foolish complaint raised by BCB. i don't think so that other cricket boards will even like to hear such complain..p

  • DilumSL on March 25, 2012, 16:12 GMT

    things like that happens in cricket. that how the game goes. BCB must understand that. besides there is nothing to be disappoint in that lost. BD are the spirit of this Asia cup. they won hearts of all the cricket lovers around the world. and they shouldn't loose all this by this unnecessary complain.

  • on March 25, 2012, 16:10 GMT

    this is crazy learn how to lose a game u will never win from pak if u really wannna win come play us in pak

  • Haider..Ali.. on March 25, 2012, 16:00 GMT

    Entertaining Comments these are. I Enjoyed them to say the least and agreed with most aswell! It was partly Aizaz Cheema's Fault in my view, me being a Pakistani, but there is no point in complaining now as it is the Umpire who Give the Ball as a dead ball and the Umpire who Awards the Batting team 5 runs Not The ACC or the ICC.

  • suhassan on March 25, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    "If my aunt had mustach she would have been my uncle"..... common BCB... at least try acting like a major team...... if Lance Klusner could not win it for South Africa in 1999 World Cup Semifinal, if Misbah could not win it for Pakistan in 2007 T-20 world cup final, then honestly speaking MAHMOODULLAH is merely an average player at best......

  • deepraiser007 on March 25, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    Bangladesh has played some excellent cricket and earned global respect in ODI. By claiming victory with controversial instance lets not spoil the respect earned. Once the match is over then that's the end of the story, prolonging with controversial decisions is not healthy. If things were that important then it could have professionally requested during the play immediately. Claiming after the game is sport is not professional way and I hope none of the Bangladeshi's would be interested in such a win at the cost of honor.

    Even during the CB series, a match against SriLanka India was given a ball shot and the match was resulted in tie. Imagine the match could have won by India then India could have reached in finals and the scenario could have been completely different. And then the match against Australia where a player stood obstructed Sachin and Sachin was given out whereas in the same game a Australian handled the ball hitting the stumps & not given out.

  • on March 25, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    amazzzing....this way all teams need to lodge complain to acc about asia cup pitches favouring batting second alott..and also not long ago 2 decisions went against india david hussey was out when aus were 117-5 and tht cost india cb series final..even thirimanne was rrun out by ashwin..hahaha

  • on March 25, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    It seems BCB wanted to see only one outcome of the final and had no provision for this outcome.. ;)

  • SaeedSadiq on March 25, 2012, 15:09 GMT

    The players on field or the team management had the right to raise the issue at the spot. They did not, nor did the umpires nor the match referee deemed it appropriate to intervene. The BCB needs to respect red lines and not cross them as they did now and earlier in Tamim's selection row.

  • ahsan1315 on March 25, 2012, 15:00 GMT

    you can just laugh at it, or feel sorry for bangla guys.

  • on March 25, 2012, 14:56 GMT

    with this childish act, BCB is spoiling the great performance of their team

  • pak94fan on March 25, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    Ridiculous by the BCB, but I guess it is their right after all. Appreciate all the comments from BD fans. I would be annoyed too if PCB appealed the Mashrafe block and the Younus and Akmal decisions. It's all part of the game and as long as it was played in the right spirit, all's well that ends well. When I saw the people in the stands praying collectively for the win in the final, it was a touching moment, and I knew that BD Cricket has changed for ever. Hold your heads up proud, BD fans and players. Your time has come at last, hopefully, insha'Allah and I hope to see you win many matches in the near future. As for this decision, all I can say is, that if some action is taken against Cheema, I would be very disappointed. I still retain respect for the people and players of Bangladesh. Go Tigers!

  • chennaicricfan on March 25, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    Team Bangladesh has performed brilliantly ti try to shed the 'minnows' image...bue alas!!..The BCB is definitely not acting like a responsible administration...pathetic!!!!

  • on March 25, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    a valid complain by BCB... must good justice

  • on March 25, 2012, 14:33 GMT

    this is not a good act by BCB...i as a pakistani supported bangladesh(east pakistan) in this asia cup but now i don't think i will be able to do it again..PAKISTAN ROXS!!!

  • trotter on March 25, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    This is one of the dumbest thing that BCB has done! I would be really happy if ACC / ICC threw it on BCB's face. Being a BD cricket fan I don't' think this initiative would help us at all. BCB should concentrate on something more constructive to help our Cricket to progress. It was an epic final, we all enjoyed the game...BD team achieved more than what they wished for...we are very proud of our team.

  • Baundele on March 25, 2012, 12:50 GMT

    A valid complaint by the BCB. Justice must be done, be it sooner or later. Bangladesh does not need respect from people who will lose respect for this valid cause.

  • funnykid on March 25, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    This is childish to say the least. Cricket matches are won on the filed not off the field. BCB is destroying whatever BD players got during the tournament. I think they are not used to playing big matches so the defeat is very difficult to digest. They should learn to lose with big heart. This childish act will only spoil good cricketing relations between PAK & BD. I dont think they will get anything out of it.

  • on March 25, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    If u see the mistakes later while sitting on laptop then count yours and umpires...the abstraction by mushrafi to Afridi...the blunders of steve devis to dismiss Younis that slowed down the run rate and umer akmal just before powerplay...and then later the plumb LBW of the bowling of Ajmal.....stop acting childish

  • mon_Mumen on March 25, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    Bangladesh win this game people mind Pakistan win trophy

  • anshu.s on March 25, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Wow !! so much love n affection is flowing beetween Banladeshi n Pakistani fans on this forum .Both sets of fans were falling over each other to form a mutual admiration society but alas came the BCB n now this lol,as a Indian fan i am simply loving this.

  • on March 25, 2012, 11:34 GMT

    Its so disappointing and disgraceful. Bangladesh team had won so many hearts in Pakistan. It was so strange to see so many Pakistani fans during the game, who are generally not that sporty, stating that they would not mind if Bangladesh won. Such was the bonhomie and warmth. I must say that all the good work of Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiq and the rest is undone by this rather tactless and hackneyed act of their board. Sigh!

  • on March 25, 2012, 11:30 GMT

    This is nothing but joke. We have accepted the result gladly. Our players gave us more than victory. Whats the point of this new drama. It will not be good for Bangladesh cricket. We don't want Asia Cup in this way.

  • on March 25, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi, I feel really sorry for BCB's decision. The match of 24th March 2o12 was Legit and Pakistan has won fair and square. This action by BCB is just absurd and not something anyone (even a Bangladeshi) would appreciate. We'd love to win a game on the field, not at court....

  • on March 25, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    Bcb behaving like a child,,shame on them

  • MAmir01 on March 25, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    Now this is what we call 'tears of alligator'. this is nothing but childish act by BCB which will certainly ruin the efforts of Bangladeshi team after so many years of playing international cricket

  • on March 25, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    We should respect the cricket,our opposition and also should accept the result whatever the outcome will

  • keptalittlelow on March 25, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    Suppose Bangladesh win 5 penalty points then Mushrafe-Afridi incident should give Pakistan 5 penalty points, hence the result will be the same, Asia Cup Not won by Bangladesh, sorry.

  • on March 25, 2012, 10:39 GMT

    Mushrafe came in Afridi's way intentionally, ver clearly. You've got to be blind to not see that.

  • on March 25, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    good after noon every one. BCB response not as professional , it spoiling the performance of Bangladesh Cricket team as because of there performance they not only win the heart of their country but also from all Pakistani and diffidently all over the world

  • coachasif on March 25, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    From a Bangladeshi to the GOD ALMIGHTY: Dear LORD. please please lease stop BCB from destroying ALL that we achieved. PLEASE!

  • on March 25, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    BCB has Decided To Looose what their players got in the Final, " RESPECT"

  • Ahmed00 on March 25, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    This is the difference between The Great and Ordinary People. Just wana type the four best suited alphabets,"LOLz"...:-P

  • on March 25, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    the respect Bangladeshi players got from whole world have been lost by the BCB official on their silly act :(

  • on March 25, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    This is not true cricket.after loosing u discussing all this....thts shame.....

  • on March 25, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    You earned a lot of respect from all around the world Bangladesh Cricket, don't lose it by acting like this way. We can say the same thing when Shahid Afridi's run was interrupted during his batting. So we still win again if we write a letter to ICC too?

  • mars33 on March 25, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    Pls see some mistake from my end 1. Ask Musfiqe why Shahadath in last over who is the tournamant expensive bolower-Pakistan lost 87 wc sami for last over mistake 2. Ask Nazimuddind & Nashir for playing Test match both take 20 over + Shahadath 10 Over as they toke 63 ball 23 & 52 Ball 18 so 19 runs equils 10 overs 3. Why Mahamudulla take over through run so he lose strike Finaly not to do any child.... BCB pls

  • ansarri on March 25, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    the BCB should have lodged the complain the very next of the match or the Bangladeshi players(in this case the batsmen) should have protested or appeal to the umpires during the time the incident took place.

  • on March 25, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    Bangladesh boys well proved that they played for the pride of the nation but as country man I believe we should withdraw the appeal of BCB for the sake of the fighting spirit of Tigers throughout the tournament.

  • ansarri on March 25, 2012, 10:20 GMT

    mashrafe did not deliberately stop afridi. The umpire should have penalized pakistan immediately as soon as cheema obstructed mahmudullah because it was intentionally done by cheema.

  • on March 25, 2012, 10:13 GMT

    Shame on BCB.......

  • on March 25, 2012, 10:08 GMT

    no wayyy....i am a bangladeshi and trust me i strongly oppose what BCB is trying to do....this is shame to all our nation...we lost the game and we the whole country accept it gladly....we felt bad but we also congratulate Pakistan as Champion...this BCB is highly influenced by politics and they want asia cup to be on the achievement list of present govt.....sick politician....i am saying sorry for their ill behavior on behalf of all the people who love Bangladesh and enjoy sports...please let this sick politics stay away from recreation.

  • bobmartin on March 25, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    Law 21.10....Once the game is over and the umpires and scoreres have verified the correctness of the scores.. the result cannot be changed. So unless there is some ICC playing condition which allows it, Bangladesh have little hope of reversing the result. Remember the forfeited test when Pakistan refused to play after being accused of ball tampering and the ICC wanted to change the decision to a draw, but couldn't because of that Law.

  • FLying.Horse on March 25, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    So BCB Decided To Looose Wot Their Player,s Got after Final,, the RESPECT,,,,,,,,

  • getsetgopk on March 25, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    haha very well done BCB so this is how you want to be a force in cricket world? But never mind you will grow up with time, still acting like a kid

  • IftikharAhmedGujjar on March 25, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    It is so childish. Teams lose World cups and do not come up with such excuses and BD only after winning 4 matches in entire history of Asia Cup, is trying to come up with with such llame excuse. I have again seen the footage, it was mistake of Bangladeshi player who collided with Aizaz. Aizaz was not even looking towards him, he was looking at the ball. Umpire was watching the whole scene and if any action would have been necessary, it would have been taken then.

    BD should ask themselves what ICC rules say about LBW and Catch and decided why should not it also be complained that Younis and Umer were wrongfully given out.

  • on March 25, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    Being Bangladeshi,I think BCB should not have made it official after 2/3 days when already enough good things written in the world media about BD.This move will spoil the good relation between these two countries.I do not want to debate who is wrong & who is correct,its part of the game.Remember MULTAN test, rest all history.Please stop this arguments at least for the spirit of the game

  • FAB_ALI on March 25, 2012, 9:22 GMT

    I m just hoping - by the time we witness next Asia Cup Bangladesh don't become that minnow again. remember there is every chance of that, always!!!!!!!!

  • FAB_ALI on March 25, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    BCCI should lodge complain against Brett Lee (for Sachin's run out) and ask for 100 penalty runs, because they thought that was the day for 100th hundred!!!!!!!!

  • on March 25, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    ICC must verify this allegation(According to Cricket Laws) otherwise this will absolutely hurt the whole nation. The ICC panel umpires must know what to do in this kind of situation in the field.If Bangladesh were given extra 5 runs they can win that very crucial match against Pakistan.

  • Sandip_Bangladesh on March 25, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    Appeal should be made to ACC. It would be a lession for Pakistan.

  • on March 25, 2012, 9:12 GMT

    Cricinfo should have mention the other rule as well that it is not the bowler's responsibility to move to give way to the bowler... bit immature on the part of the writer

  • on March 25, 2012, 9:09 GMT

    From reading all the comments it is quite clear that majority of bengalis are also unhappy the way their board has responded . So i am happy that BD is sportloving country they understand the sports cricket and we love them as our brothers and they should remove these few jokers from the administration so taht they will not be humiliated again .

  • on March 25, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    We didn't win the cup but we won the hearts of billions. Losing that for a cup is not worth it. Bangladesh played like champions and everyone praised them for that. I don't get it why on earth is BCB trying to ruin that? Are they out of their minds or do they think that having a cup in their office room is enough? Did they even think what impact this is gonna have on our reputation..or are they not mature enough to understand that?!

  • rohanblue on March 25, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    bngladesh reached final with their hard work, everybody was praising them, bt they should stay away frm this kind of controversies, nd concentrate on cricket, accept defeat brother, pakistanis were 2 runs better that day, if u think aizaz cheema is wrong, what abt brett lee then against sachin??????

  • on March 25, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    If we get that 5 penalty run then i told u that it never give me that felling of winner. I'm really happy now that world know us & our cricket passion clearly cz we r runner up & lost the final. Really a worst move by BCB

  • on March 25, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    there was no 2 nd run , its there wish , hope that come true, but must remember afridi mushrafee incident also , he was also stopped

  • ashakoor52 on March 25, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    In brief:What the Team Bangladesh achieved "ON THE FIELD" even after losing the match, the BCB is trying to lose the same "OFF THE FIELD".

  • ahmed.shahrukh on March 25, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    pakistan & bangladesh should complain agains't umpires, not each other.. The outs of umer akmal & younus kahn was rubbish..

  • umair039 on March 25, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    Poor Bangladeshis are trying to find excuses now. They should accept their defeat and that too against world class team. It was sheer luck which took them to finals otherwise they are certainly incapable of holding test status.

  • ZeeshanBahrain on March 25, 2012, 8:39 GMT

    Such a childish act from BCB! lost all the reputation gained during Asia Cup. Also what is the timeframe of lodging such a compliant isn't it suppose to be lodged with Match Refree immediately during or once the match is completed. It took them three days to arrive to this conclusion. Absurd! what about Mashrafe stopping Afridi when he was taking a run..also then two umpiring mistakes against Umar Akmal and Younis should be taken into account if it is a question of game spirit! BD players should not have appealed against Umar Akmal. I believe such an act will only damage BCB infront of all cricketing nations.

  • on March 25, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    If a son done something which will ruin his life then his elder should guide him even after the incident also thats what BD Board is doing, whats wrong with that.???

  • on March 25, 2012, 8:33 GMT

    what BCB is desiring will open a series pf controversies. After this every country will demand a number of decisions to be get reviewed. t will become a precedence which ICC will surely not allow to set up. Come on BCB grow will get a chance in future...

  • on March 25, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    its first time , with passage of time they will learn about cricket culture

  • SamratSunny on March 25, 2012, 8:24 GMT

    We witnessed the bowler Mashrafe Mortaza blocking batsman Shahid Afridi who was gracious enough to politely remind the bowler in question what was right! - If Bangladesh gets 5points, Pakistan also gets 5points by argue like this! Even if something had happened that was decided during the match and it is done and over. We know we played well but not enough to win. BCB should ask their players before filing complaints to ACC. I do not think any respectful player will like to win this way. We are not young enough in cricket world to prove our power at this time in this bad way-and this issue is not very much strong! Questioning Umpires decisions after two or three days is bad sportsmanship- and sportsmanship that are all necessary for winning.

  • SamratSunny on March 25, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    It was a very immature decision taken by the BCB officials. It shouldn't be like this. It will spoil the respect we achieved until now. It is clear seen that Cheema blocked Mahmudullah deliberately- Cheema did a wrong thing, we saw umpires warned him! Yes, there is a rule :- Law 37 of cricket sanctions "a strict penalty for the fielding team if a fielder is found by the umpire to deliberately obstruct a batsman while attempting a run. Neither batsman can be dismissed (if a run-out has taken place), five penalty runs are awarded to the batting side."- But no such apply on this rule in cricket field yet. Moreover, the umpires did not report anything regarding this matter to the match referee. I think we all are cricket neighbors (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh). We do not need show to such annoyed thing like this to prove us wrong! I think we cannot have enough support to establish our complain to ACC or ICC.

  • on March 25, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    BCB is invoking section 5 of law 42 ..,68,AR.html

    Read it for yourself, it clearly states that the Umpires can determine if an obstruction has been caused and will call it a dead ball. So basically it was upto the umpires to decide obstruction of batsman and not for the ACC or ICC to judge on this matter.

  • on March 25, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    Well for me the third_gear and the BCB have lost their minds.... Its totally unnecessarily what they are thinking.... i thought the bangladeshi cricket have blessed so much with the help of BPL that they have showed this kind of sprited performence but thinking of their new campaign aganist pakistan is really disturbing.... if they do want to take any kind of stupid steps then i must say to the people of bangladesh not to support their board..... Infact it is the time to send your team to pakistan and keep playing possitive cricket

  • on March 25, 2012, 8:19 GMT

  • dan0077 on March 25, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    they have lost all the respect they gained from this tournament .. what a dumb decision to make .

  • Ssemo on March 25, 2012, 8:12 GMT

    I was so impressed the way Bangladeshi team played. It was amazing, played with everything they had full of sprit. But the BCB decision is full of politics, to keep the the game pure keep the politics out!

  • on March 25, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    Thats simply disgusting.. they should accept they were defeated. these things happens and doesnt need to be reviewed. you guys must also have watched musfiquer blocked shahid afridi taking run and he asked not to do do politely....should they complain also??

  • wnwn on March 25, 2012, 8:06 GMT

    There's no way Mahmudullah would have got back for the second run. He would have been run out by a mile.

  • on March 25, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    A shameful decision by BCB.. Every sportsmen is astonished by this.. after all that they gained through BPL and brilliant performance in Asia Cup, this will again ruin the image of BCB, and it will be very disgraceful for their cricket.. BCB should stop crying or else PCB also have the right to complain about the Mushrafe Murataza's collision with Afridi.. a pathetic and lame verdict by BCB...

  • razakbhai123 on March 25, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    Bangladesh had perform very well,they have gain lot of respect from around the cricketing world .they have to accept the defeat sportingly,this kind of things happens every now and than ! remember Brat lee and Sachin incident ! Mike Husssy stopped the throw !and in the same match Mortoza obstructed Afridi!than Pakistan should be awarded 5 runs !

  • khurramsch on March 25, 2012, 7:59 GMT

    @Shaon Bd: mate in this match 3 umpiring decisions were against pak . younas, akmal & your opener. only 1 of hafez was agaionst bd when he should have been given out. you want past things in this game?& cheema & mortaza incident i dont think these can be proved. as on field umpire didnt do anything

  • Ammy_rd on March 25, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    For all those saying that cheema BLOCKED Mahmudullah Intentionally, can you Please give us a proof of your tall claims?? The video evidence on youtube is inconclusive. The ball was hit to the fielder at third man. By the time the fielder caught the ball the run had just been completed. Cheema like any other bowler, stood and waited for the ball to be fielded. Once Umar Gul was about to throw the ball back, he turned around only to find himself being charged at by Mahmudullah. he could have also changed his position to be able to field the ball at the bowler's end incase the batsmen were looking to take a run. To all those saying that CHEEMA CLEARLY BLOCKED MAHMUDULLAH, Please don't make a mockery of two eyes and one brain that Allah has blessed you with. Don't let your wish get the better of your judgement and think rationally!

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    I would say BCB will spoil the glorious movements if they go for this complain

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    I would like to request BCB officials to see our Ex. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's comment after Pak won the final, he said "we should not celebrate victory over BAN in such way, as they r our brothers" . I came to hear so many comments by my friends that BAN was deserving victory. Even after victory our eyes were wet to see emotion of BAN players and peoples. I have expressed emotion of our end and on the other hand what r they thinking BCB officials. It means they were looking to win the match with 5 penalty runs. Being a muslim its my faith that it was not a day for BAN for victory. BAN abstracted player was on the bating end on very next ball but he was not able to even touch the ball. It could easily go for four through a edge even on last ball if it would be the day of victory for BAN.

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:42 GMT

    its really awkward... such moments happened in numbers, we have seen in cb series when lee blocked the way sachin, and sachin run out at tht moment. it doesnt mean, its self destructing effert which they gained through nation wide from recent aisa cup. such a ridiculous move by bcb... but its not unusual, they are new in cricket they that whats in cricket. lolx.

  • RankPace on March 25, 2012, 7:38 GMT

    If this incident has happened as narrated by the banladesh side then it is very unfortunate and such things should not be tolarated. It should not have happened in the first place. However, cricket has evolved like this only. when one of the chappel brothers had bowled an underarm delivery off the final ball of the over a new law had to be put in place thereby prohibiting underarm deliveries. But here the law was already in place , then the punishment has to be in accordance with that law.

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    There is nothing worse then a bad loser ... bangladesh should understand this .. they won the hearts of people by playing like a tiger but don't cry and drag this have some sportsman spirit .... .. for those who think 5 runs should be awarded then watch this too ...

  • K.A.K on March 25, 2012, 7:32 GMT

    It is all part of growing pains. Bangladesh team has come a long way in cricket. And Cudos to them for that. We look forward to Bangladesh becoming a consistent and growing challenge to all the other teams. BCB will hopefully get mature too with the passge of time. Going to press first hurts BCB. BCB should consult with Mustafa kamal, the chief selector and and take decisions strategically without going to the press first. BCB is not the only board to do such PR mistakes. Don't forget Ijaz Butt's rants and Modi's twitters, etc.

  • SyedAftab on March 25, 2012, 7:30 GMT

    There was an incident when Afridi played a drive to long on on Mashrafe Murtaza delivery and when Afridi turned to take a 2nd run, Mashrafe Murtaza stepped back and in a line of Afridi, but Afridi stepped a side and crossed the bowler and complete the 2nd run, and commentator also commented that it was seem as intentional from the bowler, so in the end 5 runs would be added to both teams total. And Bangladesh again lost by 2 Runs.

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:30 GMT

    @ all those who are supporting the move by BCB, just clear out one thing, do we want to be known as the winner who won the match by the mean of post match review instead of on field play??? Umpires decision are never 100% correct and we Bangladeshis were at the receiving end on most of the occassions true, but then why pick this one only?? Just to be champion of asia?? We better learn from our mistakes we did on the field and win the match on the field but not based on some unsportsmanlike appeal. The move would've been widely accepted had BCB made it clear that their intention is only to get the justice but not to change the result in any way but have they done it?? Making a move to ask for justice is one thing but trying to win some cup after losing it on the field is completely different thing and unarguably disgraceful.

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:23 GMT

    if bangladesh thinks that they are gonna get 5 penalty runs bcz of cheema then they must know that mushrafe did the same with afridi when he was batting so 5 penalty runs back to pakistan and we still wins asia cup.. lolz

  • sirvivfan on March 25, 2012, 7:22 GMT

    Shame on BCB. Unfortunate that always Pakistan is at receiving end of more rubbish? I am hoping this article is just speculating and written by mischievous writer. If true it is truly absurd and never been done below. Furthermore if you read the laws of the game....the incident is not conclusive against the bowler.... How does one deal with earlier decision when Afridi was batting. I hope sanity prevails. Many Bangldesh brothers think the same way.... Which good. Riaz Uk

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:22 GMT

    This is unsportsmanlike...... What do they intend to achieve from this? except a pat on the back and a "it's okay johnny don't cry"........ If they were supposed to win they would've won.

    Minor altercations are a norm here and there in sports........ What about the Afridi-Mushfique collision?

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:18 GMT

    shame on BCB..we dnt want CUP like this..They shud grow up and look forward cuz this is not the end..BD will get many chances in future so one Asia Cup doesnt matter..

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi I sincerely apologize to my Pakistani and other friends on behalf of this BCB. This is not needed, It was a good final and such complaints will cause more harm to our credibility. So please friends don't think all Bangladeshis are agreeing with this complain....

  • Mooushassi on March 25, 2012, 7:05 GMT

    If the umpire were certain that Aizaz's block was deliberate he would have given the penalty. There must have been an uncertainty zone. We continue to target the umpire and Cheema without clear evidence. At worst it was an umpiring error: not the first in a cricket match and not the last ever. All cricket fans, of all countries involved, have had their share of disappointments over umpiring decisions but they are as much a part of the game as a dropped catch or an unlucky run out. Move on.

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:05 GMT

    It is only 1 man's decision, then why does it say 'Bangladesh Says', it truly is ruining the effort and performance which BD Team displayed, but if BCB can lodge this issue and get justice to Cricket which is a Gentleman's Game, i Say do It, as this will be a lesson to those who try to spoil the Game!!!! It really doesnt matter even BD got the Cup now, as the Moment have passed, and it just shows how immature and pathetic our Cricket Board is.......not that people know of it in a good way.....But i would say if still there is time, then stop crying and get on with ure life BCB and help improve our players of Bangladesh Cricket Team as that would help our country to win Cups......

  • KHAN618 on March 25, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    iam glad to see so many bangladeshi dont support this decision...we all were so happy for you that you played such a nice cricket...and all the fame you got is just ruining by pm and now the board...

  • on March 25, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    Indian fan here....First of all Bangladeh won billion hearts of India with their amazing performance during Asia Cup....We had tears in our eyes when Rahim and Shakib were crying.... Whatever the result Bangladesh is no more a minnow now....Welcome to the Elite Club !!

  • Mim1bd on March 25, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    Being a Bangladeshi I am really astonished!! How BCB could take such a self-destructive step!!! Any normal sense what knows cricket can understand what actually happened there on the crease between Aizaz and Mahmudullah. It will obviously spoil the invaluable spirit what as a nation we have gained along with the tigers. I hope none from that glorious bunch of tigers will support or agree or even accept such strange step from BCB what can only stigmatize and dishonor all our glorious achievements.

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:55 GMT

    Although BD ran us close, Pakistan were on the receiving end of at least two really bad umpiring decisions which cost us in terms of our final score:

    Younis Khan was given out LBW off an inside edge Umar Akmal was given out caught behind off his inner thigh

    For me the player of the final was Sarfraz not Afridi.

    Afridi once again got out playing another stupid irresponsible airy shot. With no batters to come after him he should have just looked to play along the ground and bat out the full 50 overs and if he had done so, Pakistan would have got 260+/-. But as always he just could not resist the temptation to go aerial and lost his wicket. That is his undoing in every game!

    Had it not been for some sensible batting by Sarfraz in the final 5 or 6 overs, Pakistan's final score would have been much lower. At one stage they were even in danger of not batting out their 50 overs.

  • Aporna_2102 on March 25, 2012, 6:54 GMT

    That's not sportsmanship, is it really needed? I just hope whatever we have earned through the tournament, except the Cup, doesn't go down the drain...

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    BCB has lost any respect they had gained. This is absolutely outrageous and sign of sore loser.

    I've seen many Bangladeshis and i appreciate them for taking a stand against this non sense Bangladesh board.

  • Third_Gear on March 25, 2012, 6:51 GMT

    Aziz Baig@ All the Pakistani supprters should know that we the BANGLADESHI people are not waiting for your SIMPATHY, you people have thousands of problems in your team and millions of challanges in your country.please help youreslf..

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:49 GMT

    I don't think so that ACC or ICC will take any action on this foolish report or complain. If they go against Umpire's decision then Younis Khan and Umar Akmal were not out. Will they get extra 50 runs as plenty again Umpires..

    It is all foolish and un-professional behavior.

  • Third_Gear on March 25, 2012, 6:46 GMT

    Good move by BCB at least 3 very important wrong decisions in the tournament came against Bangladesh which is unfortunate and one single wrong decision from the umpire makes the match diificult for the team for example, India vs BD Shakib Al hasan stuming given by the Third umpire it was proven wrong. Although the umpire warned Aizaz cheema but he did'nt give Mahmudullah to the strike back which was a great problem from BD team at that time also AIZAZ intention was successful. So wewant real justice from ICC.

  • KarachiKid on March 25, 2012, 6:46 GMT

    We still love the Bangladeshi People and Bangladeshi Cricket team, the real Tigers. Cant say the same about BCB.

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:44 GMT

    Its totally unnecessary....We dont want to loss the respect which we hv earned from all over the world.....

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    I was very happy with the way bangladesh played in asia cup but now very dissapointed with this act...first of all that was not deliberate..and what about shahid afridi and mashrafe murtaza incident? they didn't remember was in the same match...furthermore what about umar akmal poor decision...if it was a bangledeshi player that they want a re-match right...very unprofessional attitude I must say

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    First of all I want to say that we all know that Cricket is a gentleman's game thus it should be played with great sportsmanship.

    As a young team, we are being the victim of several bad decisions frequently. Now it's time to protest, we must have the the right to be judged right.

    @ those who are threatening us about other collision, you are very much welcome to prove that. We are not coward, we will accept what is right. But please do not appreciate to what is not right. Open your eyes, broaden your minds. Rules are made to be obliged, not just to be left behind. Therefore, please don't say to LET IT GO. We need respect from the umpires too, why are they giving wrong decisions to us most of the times, they should know that we are no more going to see all these silently.

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:31 GMT

    for crying out loud........................>>>>>>>>>

  • Mim1bd on March 25, 2012, 6:26 GMT

    Being a Bangladeshi I am really astonished!! How BCB could take such a self-destructive step!!! This is no way doing any good to us. Rather it will ruin all the recognition, admiration and respect we have received as a cricketing nation till March 22,2012. Any normal sense who knows cricket can undertand what actually happened there on the crease between Aizaz and Mahmudullah. It will obviously spoil the invaluable spirit what as a nation we have gained along with the tigers. I hope none from that glorious bunch of tigers will support or agree or even accept such strange step from BCB what can only stigmatize and dishonor all our glorious achievements.

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    Men take the victory in the ground, others cry after it... ;)

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:19 GMT

    there were 2 wrong decision against pakistan(umar and younis)...1 lbw not given in favour of pakistan...........and the bowler was just standing there.....also there was no 2nd run.......batsmen has to go around the bowler to take 2nd run......bcb is pathetic

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Please , stop this idiocy BCB ; I am from Bangladesh -- if Bangladesh lost it is BCB's fault for not training our cricketers how to take single's and double's during the middle overs . There are no proper 4 dayers in the country to train the cricketers how to play safe cricket ; and personally I think BCB is trying to be a part of Bangladesh success in Asia Cup -- and cover their failure, as was pointed out selector Akram Khan . BCB shame on you .

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    i have seen the video many times on youtube,it quit clear that aizaz was watching the baal and its batsman mistake,as far as BD pm is concerned ,she should have come to give cup to the pakistani team.

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:10 GMT

    Come on BCB, stop acting like a kid!! We don't want the trophy this way!

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    how in the world can the result b changed for lets say umpiring error??? I am just saying that even if cheema did it intentioanly umpires were the jugde, so if umpires decision is getting challenged, then we had many bad decisions going against pakistan ,so we should also start crying?? lol come BCB grow up, we always respected you and now you are taking it as a fight?

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    Be Sporty, Do not complain....I am a Bangladeshi

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:01 GMT

    This is very Sadd!!

  • on March 25, 2012, 6:00 GMT

    I am a bangladeshi and Cricket means a lot to me ... But requesting Mr.Enayet Hossain Siraj, Stop this late charges. Surely it will not bring anything good for our future cricket. We will loose the Respect what we have achieved by this Asiacup2012. See no matter we loose the game but we win the hearts of wold cricket... and now what you are going to do is like, if we win against this, we will loose those million hearts..

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    Accept the defeat. Don't loose your respect.

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    What about the collission between mushrafe murtaza and shahid afridi in which afridi was delioberately blocked by murtaza!!!

  • cric_fan__ on March 25, 2012, 5:55 GMT

    this is crazy from BCB. the gonna lose what they hav earned. THE RESPECT FROM CRIC FANS AROUND THE WORLD AND THE OPPOSITION TEAM. this sounds really silly and it would be big joke if PCB complain for incident between AFRIDI & MORTAZA...

  • smalishah84 on March 25, 2012, 5:54 GMT

    I see that some of the Bangladesh fans have more sense than the board. This is pretty disgraceful

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:53 GMT

    Moshrafe collided with Shahid Afridi as well so Pakistan should be awarded 5 runs as well.

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:50 GMT

    When afridi was batting the same thing happen with him as bangladesh bowler came front of Afridi but afridi didnt take it seriously and he was just telling to the bowler in jokes that you came front of me intentionaly.

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    its quite disappointing to see BCB ruining the value n image they earned during this aisa cup. As far as the overall result is concerned,it should remain rightfully as it is becoz of MASARFE incident. so if the rule of law for penalty runs applies ,then it should apply in both cases,as rules are same for all. And as far as cheema is concerned ,he is new at this level n masarfe is well and truly experienced. And more over its for the umpires to see n control such incidents.if it was a serious case then the umpires would have taken a note of it. its quite unfortunate to see how BCB is streching the issue. these things happen in cricket.

  • part_time_cricketer on March 25, 2012, 5:48 GMT

    Yes, if ICC go into considering this claim, then they must consider the other incident happened in the first inning involving Afridi. So if ICC or ACC give penalty of 5 runs to BD, then it should be 5 runs for Pak for the similar incident in the same match. So this equalize the issue... ASIA CUP STILL REMAIN WITH PAKISTAN... HAHAHAH....

  • Razay on March 25, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    Pathetic display by BCB. After the match there was outpouring of sympathetic msgs from all over Pak to their Bangladeshi bros. Now i guess they all were misplaced. What an immature act by BCB. I guess they still need time to come to terms with the pressure of intl cricket. Really felt sorry.Fact of the matter is that on that day Bangladesh players played well but Pakistan won fair and square and rightly so. Case closed. move on BCB. stop behaving like a kid. Any further debate on this issue will yield no result but will surely affect the respect the BD team had gained. Grow up

  • Kangroos.Proteas.Monkeys.Lions on March 25, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    It is as ridiculous as the BD tears after loosing. BD batsman was not at all control of the shot and had no clue where the ball is heading yet he set off for the single. Cheema was looking at the ball as he knew where it went and Gul filded and returned cleanly. The BD batsman had a collision with Pak bowler during the first run and did not have the momentum to even think of second run with the quality of fielding that Pak fielder did. A victory cannot be served to BD in saucer and they should look at the bigger picture to find faults with the path adopted to win in the final. Also, BD should not forget that the have beaten Ind and SL. India are having the worst of runs while SL were humiliated by Pak in UAE not long ago as well as BD were routed home. SL were too good for Aussies and now Aussies are losing against the Windies. So, win against India and SL does not mean much. Pak were the only team who could avoid losing against BD twice and earn a bonus point. So, Pak are the champs.

  • Freenick on March 25, 2012, 5:43 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi, I think this is ridiculous and 99% of the fellow Bangladeshi's will agree with me. We dont need to win this tournament by such appeals. If the team has actually improved then we will prove our worth in the future matches. I think even the national players are embarrassed with this decision.

  • hamdi083001 on March 25, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi, i am very much ashamed hearing this. The victory was not in our fate; we don't want any victory come from the court. If there was a problem why Mahmudullah and Bangladesh captain did not complain to the match referee right after the match? What if Bangladesh won the match? Such steps by our cricket board will wash our all achievements away. Even if we win the trial, we can not enjoy. My message to all the cricket lovers is that it is a step from BCB, we Bangladesh people are not a bit involved and interested in this case. So, please do not misunderstand us.

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    When Afridi was batting, the same tactic was done by bangladesh bowler.... Add 5 runs to our score aswell then=)

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    @Saad Mobeen , well written, Do you know about sportsmenship? Do you a pakistani supporter? Did you see the multan test where Mohammad Rafiq didnt run out Mr. Umar Gul where he should do that and Bangladesh would have got theire first test victim as Pakistan??? Did you follow Rashid Latif's Famous catch against Alok Kapali which was dropped but he claimed the catch?

    Please beware about your Comments. You never know how good people we are Bangladeshi.

  • sherishahmir on March 25, 2012, 5:28 GMT

    Its late for BCB to lodge complain now and accept defeat and plan & focus on future matches knowing their weekness, further matter should have been argued, taken up at that time of match, match officials (refree and TV empire) were also there and definitely must have closely watch that episode and would have debated had it controversial enough. We acknowledged BD team performance and hope they will come now more stronger in future matches.

  • fr600 on March 25, 2012, 5:28 GMT

    This is totally political. I would not come on this any further, those who are smart enough would understand what I meant.

  • crictwitt on March 25, 2012, 5:23 GMT

    Funny to see the Pak supporters trying to take the moral high ground. BD team EARNED the "respect" stop acting like you were being generous by respecting them. I guess even the team management know not much can be done in terms of reversing the result, but if they are trying to use this to instigate a proper review into what happened then so be it.

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    Being a Bangaldeshi, I am opposing this delayed move from BCB. It will obviously damage the respects that we earned as a team from the whole world.

  • oddpotency on March 25, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    I am from Bangladesh, and I hope people will overlook this foolish claim by the BCB. It was likely a desperate claim because the shock of loss was probably too much. The final was a brilliant game and this is tarnishing the great cricket our Tigers played. Just let it pass, and hope our form continues to be this great.

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    Can someone please tell me about the Umar Akmal's dismissal?? Should we ask ICC to review it as well and if they aer reviewing it, then they will have to review his dismissal in 2009's champions trophy's semi-final. It will clearly open a very long list including the 2004/05's VB series against Australia. Even the 99's world cup and nearly 40% of Inzamam's dismissals in his whole career

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    WWoooowwWW........ Go Go Go bangladesh............!!!!!!!

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    oh bangladesh why are u ruining the respect u gained through lame excuses! if this is the case then pak should appeal for murtaza coming in the way of afridi when he was running, then they should put another appeal for a plumb LBW of tamim not given, then another appeal for younis being given out wrong, and then finally the last appeal for umar akmal being given out cought behind when his bat did not even touch the ball! I felt sad after the final because i had so much sympathy with bangladesh but this is just lame from BCB and i hope next time pak beats BD by like 100 runs so that BCB dont complain again! i think its only BCB thats interested in these lame exacuses! respect for the rest of bangladeshi brothers wel played :)

  • Busie1979 on March 25, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    This is a ridiculous appeal. It was clearly accidental and Mahmudullah was not even taking off for a run. The fact is Bangladesh played really well but lost chasing a gettable target. It comes down to a lack of know-how, not an innocuous collision.

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:13 GMT

    This is really weird.... I just saw the video on Youtube and no way is there any hint of the fact that there was any sort of premeditation on Aizaz Cheema's oart in the collision.... These things happen each and every day in cricket and we are not witnessing the sullying on a really historic match by some pea brained bureaucrat....

  • on March 25, 2012, 5:10 GMT

    BCB really need to grow up. If they want to progress in cricket they should be open to analyse there mistakes rather than rely on blame tactics. Umar Akmal and Younis Khan were given out but Pak didn't make a big deal out of it. Afridi was obstructed by the Bang player he did'nt make a big deal.

    Now that BAN has lost the game they resorting to this is quite childish and against the spirit of the game. Cmon guys need to do better than that.

  • Wahid_Hossain on March 25, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    I'm a Bangladeshi living in USA.I've seen the match live and am sure that the so-called incident was not intentional. What is more important than the cup is the respect of the cricketing world which we have earned aplenty. Somebody please stop Mr.Siraj and BCB from going for this suicidal step.

  • CricketinChina on March 25, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    It's childish behaviour from BD. In the final, Indian lobby and umires were with them but still Pakistan managed to win the cup. This type of collision happens every now and then but none of the test playing country went for this type of claim. And the country whose image is nothing in world cricket is going to claim this foolishly. BD, first become a team to recognize then claim this....

  • Good_Player on March 25, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    It is quite easy to say something before any decision. It always happens after big matches the losing team try to defend there mistakes though Bangladesh do not made so much of that but still required to have some more experience.

  • asimaquil on March 25, 2012, 5:04 GMT

    Enayet Hossain Siraj, really thinks this is an honorable thing to do?

  • Rahul_78 on March 25, 2012, 5:01 GMT

    If BCB wants to overrule the umpires decision in this case then PCB has every right to ask to overrule couple of rough decisions dished out to their own batsmen. This is ridiculous on BCB's part. I guess as it is a common feeling that BCB's stand dont stand much of a water with officials and fans a like it looks more like a well calculated PR exercise to avoid the impending tour of Pakistan for Bangla boys.

  • ahmed.shahrukh on March 25, 2012, 4:59 GMT

    In this case, Mortaza also blocked Shahid Afridi... So ACC should also looked in that case.. All should treat tha same.. In that case pakistan would get 5 runs extra & shahid bhai wouldl face an extra ball..

  • on March 25, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi.

    What BCB is doing is ridiculous. We don't want to win the cup this way.

    This type of incidents happen all the time. It was definitely not an outrageously deliberate one, and Mashrafe and Afridi were involved similarly as many have pointed out.

    I am ashamed and this is not representative of how us Bangladeshi feel about the outcome. We are proud of how we played in this tournament.

  • on March 25, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    i have seen the doesnt seems that cheema did that with purpose .. its clean..i recommend bcb should with draw their appeal to avoid humiliation this is very childish from bcb..the respect which they earned by beating india and they are losing it by doin this...

  • on March 25, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    they palyed well but BCB lacks leadership.well if things gets heatup bangladesh will be on recieving end thats for sure.

  • on March 25, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    Well said Omar Moriom.your comments on the match one hundred percent correct.

  • Ranenbosu on March 25, 2012, 4:23 GMT


  • on March 25, 2012, 4:21 GMT

    Well I think it does not matter Bangladesh gets the cup or not. But it is important to find out if Cheema did it deliberately or not. If he did it then he should be penalize . As Rashid latif was penalized for claming a drop catch. Criket is a gentlemen's game. It should be played with sportsman spirit.

  • ahamed_sharif on March 25, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    Then PCB will also complain against the bowler intentionally and Physically blocking Shahid Afridi for the second run in that final. Afridi had a chat with the bowler and umpire intervened.

  • Zafar_Abbas on March 25, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    just watched the vide on youtube... Cheema wasn't even clearly looking at the batsman and didn't move sideways to obstruct him.. there was never a second run in there and if Mahmudullah had so dearly wanted the 2nd run he should have come around or run on the other side of the pitch... remember the rule, its the batsman who has to find a way... Just look at Tendulkar's run out in the last CB series and the GREAT man never complained

  • Farrukh.91. on March 25, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    Umar Akmal & Younis Khan were given out when they weren't, still Pakistan didn't complain! BD PM Hasina Wajid didn't give the trophy to Pakistani team, still every Pakistani appreciated Bangladesh for their game, but this will ruin their respect!

  • on March 25, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    ICC & ACC should think what happened there.

  • on March 25, 2012, 4:00 GMT

    If I recall the rules correctly, a bowler has every right to stand his ground and the batsman is required to alter his course while taking a run. From the video footage available, it doesn't seem there was any deliberate pushing or shoving going on. IMO there's no basis for the allegation.

  • on March 25, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    if BCB wants to complain then PCB should also complain about murtaza collision with shahid afridi in which he blocked his way if cheema did it deliberately then murtaza also did it deliberately and PCB should complain. BCB and it's player's don't have any sportsmanship spirit in them. and seriously i have lost the respect that i had for Bangladeshi cricket

  • dmqi on March 25, 2012, 3:47 GMT


  • on March 25, 2012, 3:45 GMT

    I am Bangladeshi and to be honest I am shocked. Please, our Pakistani brothers and sisters, to be honest many of us believe that this a 1 man opinion from BCB who has no sportsmanship and a sore looser. First we cannot blame our loss on just one incident, we have made many errors like giving 19 runs in the last over while bowling, while batting batted 100 dot balls, some unnecessary shots which got us out. But overall we just have to accept we played well, we played like warriors, we are improving and we just have to move on from this and continue this form. Mr. Sirja our Chairman needs to understand that our boys have proven the point that other teams need to respect us and we are not minnows. What has happened, has happened maybe it was not our time of glory but we are getting there. But by doing this right now, will get us nothing even if ICC agrees to this, there will be no joy, no value, no happiness to this victory, as the moment has passed. We have to move on from this!!!!

  • dulabari on March 25, 2012, 3:43 GMT

    I am from Bangladesh. I think it is bad move by BCB and is ruining the joy of a thrilling final.

  • on March 25, 2012, 3:35 GMT

    We really were impressed and had a great feeling of respect & acknowledgment of enthusiaism of BD cricket team and people and if on one side we were happy on Pak win but believe me on the same moment we also were feeling sad on thoughts & feelings of BD players and people. i think BCB is on the wrong side this time because as soon as the next bowl is bowled the time for appeal is over.

  • on March 25, 2012, 3:13 GMT

    Unlike Bangladesh Cricket team, the BCB is now showing they are still immature. The umpires were the best witness of the incident. In either case, there were more crucial decisions umpires gave against Pakistan, Younis and Umer Akmal, but thats part of cricket. In either case, like everyone said it, don't destroy what you have gained. There will be numerous chances down your way.

  • on March 25, 2012, 3:09 GMT

    this is ridiculous....umpires give wrong decision a lot of time..BCB can appeal to ACC for recognition of the incident that Cheema obstructed Riyadh and umpires be penalized for this so that it doe snot repeat ..not to gain 5 runs to win the tournament..match lost in the field cannot be won by politics..i am very sad

  • on March 25, 2012, 3:06 GMT

    Pakistan won by 2 runs simple is that , we all can feel for Bangladesh team , but these kind of things from BCB can heart any cricket lover because these things are against the spirit of the game .

  • on March 25, 2012, 3:01 GMT

    pakistan is true winner. bangladeshi batsman should learn more specially how to convert 50 to 100. Incident of this type should be noticed by umpires in the field. Umpires should be more careful. Being a bangladeshi I wish better success of Bangladesh team.

  • on March 25, 2012, 2:48 GMT

    And what about when Shahadat Hossain intrupted Shahid Afridi for his second run ( even Afridi has to go around him for to complete the second run) And then Afridi remind him in friendly manners before hitting him a huge Six on next ball .I hope my bangali brothers telling this too to ICC & ACC .

  • RA122 on March 25, 2012, 2:42 GMT

    BSB should know atleast this much that if the bowler is standing still it is the responsibility of the batsman to run around the batsman and if the bowler has not moved from the spot he stopped in the follow through then it is not his fault. Before you sent off the video BCB should look at the video closely. Mahmudullah was actually looking towards the ball i.e., behing the stumps when he set off as was Cheema. How come this is deliberate. Anyways best of luck in your endeavours.

  • on March 25, 2012, 2:39 GMT

    If The Incident That Took Place In The Final Over Was A Deliberate Act, Pakistan Should Be Penalised.

  • on March 25, 2012, 2:38 GMT

    Pathetic. They just lost my respect for their player's efforts...

  • on March 25, 2012, 2:38 GMT

    Well, this is ridiculous, I think Bangladesh has done wonderful job, and everybody is appreciating it. In future, they will win a lot but they should also learn to move on.

  • on March 25, 2012, 2:34 GMT

    You Pakistani saying that we Bangladeshi got the respect and if we appeal respect will destroy.........why this thinking??????? we will war for truth.....your player have done guilty.....and your player should be punished for that........

  • on March 25, 2012, 1:46 GMT

    Who cares- as long as we win!!! Close, respectable defeats are in the end just that DEFEATS!

  • on March 25, 2012, 1:41 GMT

    Bangladesh is setting a bad precedent by essentially questioning an umpiring decision about something that was not absolutely clear; from the clip it is not clear if the collision was intentional on the part or Aizaz Cheema or Mahmudullah for that matter. Neither the main umpire, nor the leg umpire, nor the third umpire raised any issue at that time. The issue was closed as soon as the second ball was bowled just as the wrong decisions with Younis Khan and Umer Akmal were closed the very next ball after they were given out.

  • karamat on March 25, 2012, 1:35 GMT

    comments posted by BDs show their feelings are same their their boards, though they pretend o/w. I was happy that Pak won but sad to see BDs so heart broken at the loss that grown men were reduced to tears and I wished that the result had been otherwise. But now I suspect my sympathies were misplaced. obviously, Cheema did not intentionally obstruct . He was looking in the opposite direction concentrating on his team mate fielding the ball. It was up to the batsman to avoid the collision as he was running towards Cheema. If anything, the Afridi / Murtaza collison looked wholly deliberate, Respect to Afridi for playing the incident down gracefully instead of making it an ugly incident. To put things in perspective, BD is ONLY applauded for putting up an UNEXPECTED fight for once albeit on the back of few bad Umpiring decisions against Pak. Another few overs of YK & UA and we would not be even discussing this issue. So lets have less of " if Cheema or Umpire is guilty, etc

  • Rezaul on March 25, 2012, 1:34 GMT

    If it within law then why not? In fact I saw the incident couple of times and it looked that bowler intentionally blocked Mahmudullahś path. Umpire should have taken strong decisions instantly. Instead they just let it go. If it was Australia or England, I am sure they would have taken stronger decision. However, since this happened on the field let it be investigated and law should say the final word. I dont care what will happen, I want a lawful solution of the incident. So, BCB is not doing anything wrong by bringing the matter forward. I dont see any reason why anybody complains about this dispute bringing forward.

  • on March 25, 2012, 1:29 GMT

    if a fielder is found by the umpire to deliberately obstruct a batsman while attempting a run.....

  • Snaveed47 on March 25, 2012, 1:28 GMT

    Law 37 is to be used by on field umpire, not by some management. The down hill attitude started as soon as Pakistan WON and Bangaladeshi President left stadium without having the courage to hand Pakistan their well deserved Trophy, Shame

  • on March 25, 2012, 1:26 GMT

    Bangladesh you have lost all the respect that you had gained after this Asia Cup by accusing Cheema. Replays clearly show that it was Mamudullah who ran into Cheema. Had it been otherwise everybody would have mentioned this incident right there. No commentator said anything about it. Both the field umpires, the third umpire, the reserve umpire and the match referee did not take it seriously and considered it as a routine happening. Please don't cry over spilt milk and take your defeat as a true sportsmen.

  • on March 25, 2012, 1:23 GMT

    We really don't need to win the cup in this manner!! We have earned respect and every one is happy anyway!! Forget it and look forward.... Sorry BCB .... Prayers are now not making mistakes on the field and you need to learn something from players!! Lets try to win T-20 world cup!! And had Mahmudullah complain on the field to am-pier and with review they could have rewarded the decision as per by laws but after the match it is funny!!

  • on March 25, 2012, 1:18 GMT

    BCB's initiative is appreciated. Doesn't matter what the out come is, at least this will shake the cricket world once again. In future any empire will think twice before making Bangladesh a victim of their misjudgments.

  • Umms on March 25, 2012, 1:12 GMT

    BD you have shown lot of spirit during the Asia Cup, why do you want to ruin it. You dont want to visit Pakistan for your or Indian reason...thats fine...but dont ruin the respect you earned....Look forward and concentrate on future, instead of last over of the final!!

  • on March 25, 2012, 0:53 GMT

    They lost, should take that result and learn and play a little better to win. This is not the way to prove you're professional team. Shame on BCB

  • on March 25, 2012, 0:47 GMT

    BCB and our Bangladeshi firends should also rewind and see how Afridi reacted when he was blocked.

  • on March 25, 2012, 0:39 GMT

    Looks its hard for the Bangladeshis to Digest the defeat..very Sad from Bangali Board

  • on March 25, 2012, 0:38 GMT

    this shouldn't be done by pakistan

  • oleg_mcnoleg on March 25, 2012, 0:35 GMT

    Law 21.10 states that the result of a game cannot be changed once the umpires have agreed it with the scorers. Therefore there is no real point in taking this action ... better to stay on the moral high ground i suggest.

  • zahidtaniv on March 25, 2012, 0:33 GMT

    Being a Bangladeshi, I am a bit disappointed at BCB's decision...this was totally unnecessary...this will not bring us any championship...but will definitely tarnish BCB's image

  • on March 25, 2012, 0:28 GMT

    shame on bangladesh cricket board... but its not ur fault bangladesh has never won a big tournament thats why ur imposing false blaims on pakistan.... but never the less we won and we r the asian giants and inshallah we will remain....

  • on March 25, 2012, 0:17 GMT

    I believe with this appeal that Bangladesh will still not be reinstated the Asia Cup which they rightfully deserve. But this will surely bring a peace of mind to the people of Bangladesh and the respected followers of cricket all around the world. Cricket has always been called a gentleman's game and so it should be kept that way. Whichever team or any individual player has committed a crime in the arena where every other opponent / player is playing with flawless sportsmanship, he/they should be punished and taught a lesson. Irrespective of it be Masrafe or Cheema, it should be brought to the notice of the whole world that every game is just a mere sport and it should be played with the correct and trustworthy sportsmanship. Win or loose is a part and parcel of every game. But today if we let the wrongdoers go, they will surely make their mark in the near future. I support BCB.

  • billy_bilal on March 25, 2012, 0:09 GMT

    If you look at it closely, Abdur rehman was not even trying the second run. there was never going to be second run.

  • PakistanTeamBest on March 24, 2012, 23:57 GMT

    Then PCB Should Also Tell ACC About Collision Of Mashrafe Mortaza And Shahid Afridi When Afridi Was Batting And Mortaza Collide With Him When He Was Running For 2 Run And Afridi Solve The Matter By Just Talking With Him . If They Get 5 Penalty Runs Then Pakistan Should Also Get 5 Penalty Runs

  • on March 24, 2012, 23:50 GMT

    What is wrong with the People of Pakistan, why are they flooding my FB Profile with messages of hate. I just supported Bangladesh for the Cricket they played. They talk about how Bangladesh will lose it's respect but what are they showing of my posting messages on my profile.

    I am a die hard cricket supporter and want it to spread all around the world in more countries than ever. Seeing teams performing in WT20 Qualifiers is awesome. A win for Bangladesh would have boosted it. I was supporting the cause and now more as it is question of what position a minnow holds in Cricket. My comment was about cricket not Pakistan.

    PS: I am fan of great cricket not a hater of Pakistan.

  • Tokai69 on March 24, 2012, 23:47 GMT

    Not a wise move from BCB ........ too late !!

  • OT12 on March 24, 2012, 23:34 GMT

    What about Mortaza stopping Afridi??? i think that even out the things.. get a life BCB this no street cricket, as i know if they would have claimed anything then and there things would have been different, I had a respect for Bangladesh cricket but seems like it will flash away..

  • on March 24, 2012, 23:33 GMT

    we want justice, wht ever it is...

  • on March 24, 2012, 23:33 GMT

    i am pretty sure, majority of the Bangladeshi people would like the idea of challenging this incident. i think its the same group of people that wanted tamim out, now wants the asia cup in any way possible. as a bangladeshi, i am not proud of these so called members of the board. Asia cup is over, move on. lets build for the future.

  • on March 24, 2012, 23:30 GMT

    hahaha syed mohammad ... your comment sums it up ... (y)

  • mjanjua on March 24, 2012, 23:24 GMT

    I would like to bring Cricinfo's and fans attention to the incident which happened in the 38.5 overs of Pakistan batting. When Afridi attempted a second run and Mashrafe Mortaza was seen clearly changing his position and obstructing in Afridi's ways by coming onto the pitch and coming into line of Afridi despite of being earlier outside pitch which was not understandable.

    I am aware that BCB will complain to ACC but let me remind that ICC has set a standard in Oval test 2006 between England and Pakistan by overturning the decision by stating that original umpires decision should apply.

  • Shuvo_Pton on March 24, 2012, 23:20 GMT

    Really sad incident! If I were in charge of BCB, I would have never invited these umpires on my soil ever again. They consistently hurt Bangladesh throughout the tournament. It's a real shame!! Also, good sportsmanship is a vital part of international sport - please never loose sight of that.

  • on March 24, 2012, 23:16 GMT

    I am not sure why people are getting excited by the accusation made by BCB. We all cricket lovers know it is ridiculous and is not even worth commenting on it. The game itself was superb, a credit to both teams and there has to be one winner. It is one of the BEST finals I can remember and I have been following cricket since 1967.

  • on March 24, 2012, 23:13 GMT

    As im a Bangladeshi i really dont support dis cheap thing wht BCB is doing.we ddnt won da cup but we gt da respect from around da whole globe. BCB plz dnt do this it will ruin all our respects.

  • on March 24, 2012, 23:10 GMT

    further to my previous comments on reality if we see the video again and again , interestingly the RAzzaq who was on keeper end never intended for second run, it can be seen clearly. Moreover as every body was watching the ball on 3rd man , same was bein done by cheema as well. It was only mahmudullah who bumped into cheema who was so close and just turned back for going to his bowling end after seeing the throw to the keeper. It is really very hard to sense that it was intentional. BCB must not spoil a great day which was historic for Bangla desh more than it was for Pakistan.

  • on March 24, 2012, 23:10 GMT

    I am sorry to say that BCB not do due the respect of umpire if any thing happand on ground they must watch and punish the player but thousand of thousand fans watching the game in the ground and no complain about anything. if BCB do this then they loose the respect ...............................

  • on March 24, 2012, 23:06 GMT

    Bangladesh just wana ruine the respect they got from the world.

  • on March 24, 2012, 22:43 GMT

    it is very heartbreaking news. Bangladeshi team got huge respect and support from all cricket fans no matter where they are from but their board is ruining everything. i am 200 % sure that they cannot prove it, even if they will, this cup will not worth than drinking shake in wishes for BCB

  • Masud_BITK on March 24, 2012, 22:42 GMT

    Come on BCB, please forget this simple matter. Please don't destroy reputation you gained by this Asian cup and professional relationship with PCB. No need Asia cup, we already got that respect.

  • on March 24, 2012, 22:41 GMT

    No matter what would be the outcome of this appeal, Bangladesh should complain. Please recall the incidence in Multan Test in which Pakistan's captain Rashid Latif's controversial catch sent Alok Kapali to dressing room. Over the recent past years, Pakistani players have created many controversies. Thus a complain will at least motivate the cricket players of the world to uphold the true spirit of sportsmanship.

  • on March 24, 2012, 22:31 GMT

    Really surprising and shocking attitude by BCB. If I say as a pakistani , We really were impressed and had a great feeling of respect & acknowledgment of enthusiaism of BD cricket team and people and if on one side we were happy on Pak win but believe me on the same moment we also wer feeling sad on thoughts & feelings of BD players and people. As a nation we still feel them as our brothers. these sort of incidents are so common in cricket and it has never happened that these should be taken as delibrate.Being the first time in any final does not necessarily mean that it should have been won by the home team. Cricket must win at the end of the day but unfortunately such thoughts ruin the spirit of the game.

  • Dilbar786 on March 24, 2012, 22:28 GMT

    lets not forget arm of Umar Gul

  • on March 24, 2012, 22:25 GMT

    This stuff is definitely hurting the good will of Bangladesh that they have created by tremendous display of quality cricket in Asia cup. Pakistan could go for the obstruction by Mortaza ad that would equalize the situation again, BCB show sports man ship otherwise you will lose your worthiness.

  • on March 24, 2012, 22:25 GMT

    This just goes to prove that nothing good can come out of this whole "brotherhood" crap. BCB is far more closed to BCCI than PCB even though, it is PCB that helped BCB achieve what they have today. Seriously, it's BCB now, next up will be Afghan Cricket Board. PCB should STOP playing the role of a helping friend and simply concentrate on our own boys. I have lost all the respect for Bangla Cricket. It's pathetic!

  • on March 24, 2012, 22:18 GMT

    I also agree, umpire could be punished not to reverse the Cup or something. It always happens in the field, nothing new....if chemma was found guilty, orbstucting the Riyadh, he should be punished...NOt the Team pakistan......

  • Wacky_Cric_Lover on March 24, 2012, 22:12 GMT

    After the final, Pakistan got the title and Bangladesh got the respect, something which is much more precious than being the Asian champion. Now the BCB need to think hard and agree on what they want. Something tangible, the title, or something immortal, the respect. Your call BCB!!!

  • explorer76 on March 24, 2012, 22:11 GMT

    We saw a great spirit among fans from both sides after the final with pak fans having great respect for the excellent performance from BD. And it has been great to see this friendly spirit. I am afraid this "dispute" might erase that all and create bitterness among the fans and the nations. Lets not fall into that trap

  • Redbacks_Bite on March 24, 2012, 22:11 GMT

    @asiacricket1234- I agree with you completely. But Cheema must be thought lessonon this. He costed Bangladesh the Asia cup. Afridi also obstracted Mortaza earlier and it was intentional as well. I lost respect for Pakistan. This is not the way cricket should be played.

  • on March 24, 2012, 22:01 GMT

    BCB should learn that they are not playing street cricket they are playing international cricket. Some body rightly pointed out "Is it April 1st"

  • Rubayet on March 24, 2012, 21:58 GMT

    Asa Bangladeshi I find this absolutely pathetic. BCB is a disgrace.Extremely disappointed with the BCB for appealing the result of the Asia Cup final. The BCB is harassing the whole nation. We don't want the decision to be reversed, we are happy with the huge amount of respect we receieved for putting up such a fight in the final!

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:51 GMT

    I wish bangaldeshi fans and board could have seen the out pore of praise that came for there team from pakistani people started sharing pictures like even though we won bangladeshi team were the real winners and things like we may have won the match but you won millions of hearts and i was one of them who shared these pictures and now i truly am sorry i did that any team or board that cannot accept defeat does not deserve our respect .You wana review the incident I fully support you go ahead hell take the cup for all i care it's just a cup but you have lost my respect and i sincerely hope pakistan does not do tit for tat and asks to review afridi incident and younis and akmal's out's coz it will be very un becoming of us. We are better then that!!!

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:50 GMT

    To be Honest cheema doesnt look like he did it deliberate iand it wasnt deliberate BCB just want a reason to blame someone for the loss I think that the BCB are being immature as they can not accept lose so just for pride this has been done.

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:47 GMT

    I'm not going to defend BCB for what they're planning to do because of several reasons. Whatever the cause had been, it was resolved there by the umpire and I don't think BCB should do this now. But even if they do, then I don't think there's anything wrong with that. We saw how the game was played and what Bangladesh achieved that day and its not going to be ruined at all even if this complaint is lodged. I'm not supporting BCB on this personally, but I must also admit that if you start to investigate something that is true, then it will come clear all the way but the things will change if there was something wrong with that incident. I know it seems bad but don't blame the Cricketers for this as this is a board matter only. My point is if Cheema was innocent then it will come in front but if he was not, then it will be a matter of shame for the other team too.

    All in all, it won't change anything. PAK had some far more nasty issues in the past but still I supported them.

    A BD Fan

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:45 GMT

    Thumbs up for the Bangladeshi board. Take the defeat as a proud nation do not ruin our emotions and feelings by trying to achieve by walking round the corners. Since the news has come out we are feeling ashamed.

  • ahq2 on March 24, 2012, 21:43 GMT

    Lol, for a second there I thought this was a cricinfo's Page 2 article

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:41 GMT

    Clearly, Cheema obstructed Mahmudullah intentionally. It is clear also from the umpire's warning. So, no doubt about the intentional obstruction. If the playing condition says a 5 runs penalty for it, it should be imposed.

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:39 GMT

    telBCB to accept defeat dont claim anythingl

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:36 GMT

    As a bangladeshi fan I have witnessed the match live in Mirpur stadium. And I dont agree with BCB decision. the decision of mr cheemma blocking riyad is totally upto on field umpire to make and right or wrong he made it at that time and we should honor umpire decision . I do beleive what we Bangladesh tigers have earned in Asia cup is definitely biggger than any cup respect and love is all we need. Hope BCB will change thier mind very soon soon spare all of us to be ashamed .

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:36 GMT

    C'on guys , don't criticise the who BD team or nation just for the sake of one man or men in BCB , What saddens me is the euphoria team or officials have against Pakistan when ever it achieves milestones.As a Pakistani I still respect the great effort BD team put in and a true winners they are. I will not be carried away by this incident and stay firm on my statement:!!!!!

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:35 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi fan and I DISAGREE with BCB. They do not represent our feelings.

    Pakistan won because they played better, BCB needs to stop making these retarded complains and move on

  • atislam on March 24, 2012, 21:32 GMT

    I don't think the decision will go in favor of BCB. the true fact is the cup meant so much to us on that day. we tried, we went so close but we fell short. it broke everyone's heart that time but we were happy that we won much more than a cup on that day. i don't want to lose that feeling only for a piece of silverware. Bangladesh always played the game of cricket with integrity. we went so close to win a test match in Pakistan 2003, Mohammad Rafiq got two chances to run out the last wicket non striker when he was out of the crease, but he never did that, even though rashid latif dropped the ball into the ground and claimed a catch in that same match. Our cricket team suffered so many bad times in the past but they always showed the right attitude. So with or without cup I like the attitude of Bangladesh Cricket Team and I LOVE Bangladesh.

  • fr600 on March 24, 2012, 21:31 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi, I don't support BCB's decision to appeal. Nevertheless, I'd love to see what ICC has to say on this matter.

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:31 GMT

    I am Bangaldeshi and I think this is just a cheap attempt by the BCB to gain some points.It was a good game ,lets leave it at that. We are not sore losers ,the BCB does not speak for the majority of the fans.Congrats to Pakistan

  • Ihsanullah_Khattak on March 24, 2012, 21:31 GMT

    BCB has shown their maturity level by saying this. They have tried their best to wash away the respect and honor the world developed for their time for the fighting spirit they have shown. Although Pakistan won the final but I still considered Bangladesh cricket team the true winners! All I would like to say to BCB is "GROW UP PLEASE"

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:25 GMT

    Yar agar cheema nay roka to wo damn BCB ko nazar agaya aur jab undha ho gaya tha ye BCB jab mashrafe mortaza nay afridi ko roka tha isi match mein. you blind siraj see also that and give us 5 penalty runs too, so result will be same and Pakistan won by two runs in either situation ;) got me or need more clarification?

  • avmd on March 24, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    BD lost but won millions of hearts by their spirited display, now BCB going to lose all by this "complaint". Looks like they not only have to learn how to win but also how to lose. I still love BD team, future of Bangal cricket is bright.

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    Thats why minnows should not be playing a final! they will complain if they lose. Bangladesh should not tarnish their hard earned reputation by complain.

  • SamiraH on March 24, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    God, please save Bangladesh cricket from BCB!

  • on March 24, 2012, 21:04 GMT

    BD, please don't cry over spill milk.

  • saadfarrukh1 on March 24, 2012, 21:00 GMT

    I am really feeling bad at this decision of the bad after all the love the pakistani public game of some bad sports man ship by the bangali side first there pm dint come to give awards to the pakistani players and now this.....they have to show some sportsmanship....that's the only way they can improve in cricket

  • Mr_Force on March 24, 2012, 20:54 GMT

    Being a Pak fan, I guess every one should understand thedifference between Fans/country and cricket boards. I see BD fans are not happy with BD board either so leave Bengladesh alone and criticize only their board. Just like I don't like few of decisions made by PCB, but iT doesn't mean every one should hate Pakistan

  • AdnanSiddiqui on March 24, 2012, 20:52 GMT

    Come on Bangladesh - You gained tremendous respect & praise due to your fighting attitude & performance. Do not ruin it like this. You are embarking your journey towards the next league. Do not start you endeavor with the crying attitude. We have been hearing nothing but a praise from each and every Pakistani (player or spectator) since final and what we got from you is this? ... Amazing !!!!

  • Mudassir_Iqbal on March 24, 2012, 20:52 GMT

    Ishrak; we are not blaming BD's in general. We are saying stop the board to lose what they have won on that day. Its cheap thinking by board which is making all BD's look bad.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:51 GMT

    LOL... BCB lost all their respect which I had for them after the final! Afridi's collision was the one that seems clearly a deliberate one! Even Afridi came up to the bowler and said he must not do that in a very happy manner. If Pakistan had lost, I am 100% sure PCB would never have thought of taking such useless step. PLEASE accept the defeat. There is only one winner in every game!

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:49 GMT

    Oh cmonnn BCB, we (BD) played terrific cricket throughout the tournament, the tournament got its life back after almost a plz for god's sake, don't ruin it by acting like kids! :S :S These are all part of the game and everyone should understand it!

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:47 GMT

    According to the laws the umpires are the sole judges of the match. Bangladeshi batsman complained about it after the first ball to the umpire but umpire didn't take any action. So it's a crystal clear matter and there is no chance of 5 penalty runs. its batsmen duty to see where bowler is standing not bowler!

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:45 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi Cricket fan, I would say that BCB shouldn't approach for this kind of decession. I think that Tigers already played as a Champion and they already showed the world what they can do, if they want. Past is past could be just an accident BCB shouldn't bring this issue in front. Even though BCB are right and can win their claim by ICC...........what would be happend.......Bangladesh might be named as a new Champion.........but we Bangladehi fan don't want this kind of Champion. We are proud that our Team played very well from first game to last game........thats our pride.Now BCB should focus on the team how they could keep going with this kind of sprit and performance. I was very sad for losing in Final.........but I do proud of the Tigers what they did. Good Luck! Bangladesh.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:42 GMT

    As a bangladeshi i feel ashamed of the decision by BCB. This will lead a bad impression to the whole world. We don't need the cup. We earned a lot of respect. That's what we need. We don't want to lose our respect.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:42 GMT

    and in continuation to my comment earlier, its great to know that most of the bangladeshi fans and players are outraged by this (possible) act by the board because they feel the earnings of the asia cup are much more than the cup.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:40 GMT

    Being Pakistani i won't had minded if we had lost that day ... It was challenging final ... either could have won .... But this BCB decision with hurt my future support to Bangladeshi Team ... We always supported Bangladesh, Srilanka and Afghanistan over any other teams ....

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:39 GMT

    This is just a cheap trick by BCB that wouldn't work and should be stopped immediately! For starters, Cheema didnt block (if at all) intentionally and even if he did the umpire should have been notified immediately. Bangladesh didn't win the trophy but won everything else. This will be disgraceful to the team and the country. Someone should stop in to sop this nonsense.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:39 GMT

    you know as a pakistani i was proud whn we won the final, but th real winners were the Bangladesh Cricket Team. Aizaz Cheema did not do it on purpose, he apologized. if he did then Pakistan should also Mashaf Murtaza blocked Afridi from getting the run in Pakistan's batting innings

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:37 GMT

    begla players kept weeping on the field, now its the turn of BCB. their game might have improved, but they are ages away from the sport.

  • Muhammad_Zahid on March 24, 2012, 20:37 GMT

    Poor, really poor BCB, they must feel shame with thinking like this, They dont have sportmansip quality, Only umpire could do that at the same time. Now nothing can be done. They forget Mortaza came in the way of afridi, even umar akmal was given out incorrectly... These things does happen in game of cricket.... BD should accept the defeat with open heart.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:35 GMT

    Then what about collision between afridi and murtaza? Shouls Pakistan be given 5 runs too?

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:27 GMT

    Come on ... we don't want this right now ... If it happened ... it happened ... it is now PAST so forget about it man ... I personally wouldn't want the cup this way anyway ... The whole world is calling us the true Champs ... what else do we need to proof ??? Don't make a fuss over a tiny thing like the bowler blocked or something ... Grow some Common Sense and let it go ... I am sure we haven't forgot the spirit of cricket yet.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:25 GMT

    Go on BCB!If you guys have adequate evidence,then go on.We're with you.If you can prove that we've earn'd the cup,then we'll do anything to get it back.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:23 GMT

    BCB should get life!! Same incident happened when musharfee murtaza collided with afridi.. should pak also ask for review and 5 runs penalty?? A tournament which ended on a high note for bangladesh is now ruined because of this childish behavior by the BCB board.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:23 GMT

    I think BCB didn't read the rule properly. It is upon the umpire to make the decision. And given that Steve Davis was aware of the incident, he made he decision there and then. The bangladesh players should have appealed right there and then for the 5 runs just as you do for a wicket. If this appeal is heard by the ICC, then every wrong judgment by the umpire should be appealed. Every wrong caught behind should be appealed and every wrong LBW decision should be appealed. All the respect Bangladeshis earnt by making it to final has been lost by their poor sportsmanship. Grow up guys, it's been more than 20 years in cricket for you guys now.

  • omerrr on March 24, 2012, 20:22 GMT

    Oh God .. Not Again :s .. C;mon Bcb .. Be Mature :)

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:18 GMT




    ALL RESPECT FOR THEM GOES AWAY ....................

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:14 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi i am very unhappy with this decision of BCB l . We were praised by everybody including Pakistanis and we fans were very proud for that . We won million of hearts and dont want to ruin that by some Cheap way of getting cup . For God's sake BCB dont Insult us !!!! I am sure BD players are proud of themselves like BD fans and they also dont support this cheap decision

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on March 24, 2012, 20:10 GMT

    You cant posthumously change the result of a match. The umpire saw the incident and decided there and then to make a decision which he did. You cant pozthumously overrule that just like you cant overrule a bad leg before decision. Umpires decision stand. If the ACC led by the BCCI decides to overturn the decision and hand the match to Bangladesh then the umpire in cricket is finished and the floodgates open. Cricket then becomes a farce. Any bad umpires decision will be then have to be decided post match taking days or weeks to get a result.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:09 GMT

    bangladeshi board must be thankful to God that bad decisions were given against younis khan and umar akmal otherwise they wouldnt have a chance to reach even close to the total. We have clearly seen Aizaz Cheema never tried to stop him

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:08 GMT

    lets see what ICC tell abt this..dont start using bad words now u ppl..its not good to use bad words..if he done something like that obviously it was if he didnt then bcb hav to pay for for this dont blame any bangladeshis

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:08 GMT

    If any foul play been identified in the crucial moment of the game then it must be penalized so that these kind of incident never happen again in future. What Cheema did was a deliberate action. It cant be acceptable from a former WC Champion team. If ICC and ACC discover it unfair then they should be penalized for their actions. Don't forget that the Oval test between England and Pakistan, the result changed three times. So hope ICC and ACC will take necessary actions.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:07 GMT

    The BCB should release all the footage that they have. There is no point going ahead with this issue unless they can prove beyond doubt that Cheema was deliberately blocking Mahmudullah.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:02 GMT

    Being a Bangladeshi I would say it is really not necessary to review. I mean the tournament ended with a high note for both of the teams. Bangladesh Team being applaud by so many ppl around the world.May be Cheema deliberately did it but then again its better to let it go..its over and I'm these kinda things happen.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:02 GMT

    BCB what a shame!!Disgraceful thinking!!We have lost the game and we have all accepted it because we all know that now it's just a matter of few more years when we will be winning consistently with big teams .The image of Bangladesh cricket will go down now!! Pakistani Cricket fans, we are sorry. It is your cup & we do not have any right on it!!Mostofa Kamal, Cricketing fraternity will laugh at us because of your pathetic decision. As a Bangladeshi, I am just ashamed by the decision taken by BCB.

  • on March 24, 2012, 20:02 GMT

    Law 37 clearly states that decision has to be taken by the umpire and not by any association after the match... since the umpire did not find cheema guilty, he did not penalized. By watching the footage again and again, BCB can only conclude what they want to conclude deliberately. we can also say that mahmudullah collided with cheema deliberately to get 5 easy runs...

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:57 GMT

    Good decision BCB.....Because we have clearly seen that Aizaz Cheema had made an obstacle on way of running of Mahmudullah which is against the rules of cricket.....So ICC should take steps...because this is the matter of final match..not yet any joke........

  • Amazing_Game on March 24, 2012, 19:56 GMT

    Well there are rules and if you break the rules, there is reprisal. If BCB is true, then ACC must look at it and take the just measure. If you did not stop the player from taking run, then nothing to worry about.

  • Sajali13 on March 24, 2012, 19:55 GMT

    Pakistan should also demand 5 run penalty...Mashrafe murtaza also blocked Shahid Afridi from getting the run in the first innings of the FINAL...

  • drnaveed on March 24, 2012, 19:55 GMT

    don't cry over the spit milk, every one praised the BD team for their hard fought efforts in the field, now their board people have started crying after couple of days time , probably their big boss have again given them dictation to do so............ ? yes it is april fool after one weeks time.we have not defeated them for the first time ,but have done so more than twenty times in a row.they should accept it.

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:51 GMT

    Oh Dear they are going to create confusion as ref they use law 37 in which clearly mentioned that " if a fielder is found by the umpire to deliberately obstruct a batsman while attempting a run." look on video batsmen ask umpire but he didnt say any thing. match is over that over is over umpires didnt take any action .. is this joke by BCB to write ? comon be cool and accept that you lose and pakistan wins..

  • Kashifamin on March 24, 2012, 19:51 GMT

    Sour grapes ... Had they scored 4 of last 2, they would never have been thinking on these lines ... New comers in big league, BCB will learn their lessons with time ..

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:51 GMT

    licking their wounds............

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:49 GMT

    thats is really rubbish approach from bcb they are really like non sense their mind is not working coz first they were close to win this big match now looking for these lame excuses.....veryy sad bcb and sham on u.........

  • Ammade on March 24, 2012, 19:49 GMT

    Well! Don't know what to say! Not the right approach from BCB!

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:46 GMT

    guys, pls understand this complaint is neither against Pakistan, nor it can change the outcome of the result after 3 days. it should be done to punish Gould, the umpire who gave some very stupid decision. if something really such happens (and i think it happens) then it was Gould decision to give that penalty, and as he didint gave such decision, he should be penalized. we the Bangladeshis are happy what we have earned from ASIA cup, Long way to go TIGERS.

  • rizzz86 on March 24, 2012, 19:41 GMT

    That's what happen when you experience the joy of final 1st time. Really a childish approach by Bangladesh this time. rizzz86

  • Rizsheh on March 24, 2012, 19:40 GMT

    Umar Akmal was not out...we will also complain...our score should 350 :D......

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:40 GMT

    this sounds like the case of us at our childhood...when we used to complain to our teachers for everything...didnt knew i would witness this after school. If Bangla is bent on doing this, then i guess pakistan should lodge a complaint on the incorrect decision of Umar Akmal, which as well could have changed the fate of the match, period.

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:35 GMT

    what about Mushrafe Murtaza colliding with Afridi? Pakistan should do the same and ask for a five run penalty against Bangladeshis for Afridi-Murtaza incident as it was clearly deliberate attempt by the bowler to block Shahid, and in that case Pakistan will still win by 2 runs. Such a pathetic attempt by the BD and the one which will harm PCB-BCB relations! BCB you have lost the respect of Pakistanis!

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:29 GMT

    After having earned so much respect, dont throw it all away BCB. Have some heart !

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:29 GMT

    I don't think they are taking the right decision by doing this. Bangladesh has earned tonz of respect from that match, by doing this they might lose it. Everyone seems to be happy with the earnings from that match. (My Opinion) -from a Bangladeshi :)

  • cricpolitics on March 24, 2012, 19:29 GMT

    One should also note that the argument from the Bangladesh board is that had they been granted five penalty runs it would have made their job "easier" to win the match which means it was still not guaranteed that Bangladesh was actually going to win it since four runs would have still required to win. No one on this earth could predict what could have been the outcome in that scenario. Again it's waste of time and an embarrassing moment for the Bangladeshis who had earned good respect just couple of days a go.

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:29 GMT

    Hi, I am a Bangladeshi and I am totally totally against this silly appeal. Its probably not made official yet and I am pretty sure it wont be made official because that's just too silly ! Or maybe its an April Fool gesture plan from BCB that got leaked a little too early :P hahaha

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    I am Bangladeshi. I too do not feel goodl about this. We fought hard but lost. We lost in field to a better team on that day. We do not have any regret for loosing as we won many hearts in the whole world with our passion and fighting spirit. We want to win big in cricket field but not in a court room.We do not want the cup back. But I feel that if Cheema is really guilty than this matter should be reported so that this kind of things does not happen on cricket field again.

  • cricpolitics on March 24, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    They have failed to notice that the batsman was actually running into bowler's space. Bowlers are not expected to clear the space for the batsman, it's the batsman who always go around the bowler away from the pitch. So this case is just a futile and an unnecessary attempt from the BDCB. It was up to the umpire to judge and judged it to just give warning to the both players. There is no way ICC or anyone else can overrule umpire's judgement after the match; case closed Bangladesh.

  • G.F.Hamim on March 24, 2012, 19:23 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi, I'm ashamed of this complaint. It is our Cricket Board who lodged this complaint. BD players already have won the hearts of millions of cricket loving people all over the world, including the Pakistani fans. People's love is much more glorious than a Cup.

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:23 GMT

    I'm a Bangladeshi and I really hope they don't do this ..we can take down any team in Asia and we made it clear in the Asia cup, the best way to deal with this is play a series with Pakistan...if not in Pakistan than in a neutral venue where they can both compete and try to show who's better than who.. Pakistan is a stronger side no doubt but it'll be great to see a fight back of the Bengal tigers...

  • yakironi98 on March 24, 2012, 19:20 GMT

    This is absolutely ridiculous! This is the last thing Bangladesh wants, even if they are awarded the Asia cup title, you think anybody is going to be proud of it! You think this is going to be special. It is going to be a tarnished cup and Bangladesh will lose all the respect it has earned over the past few months.

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:20 GMT

    We shall go for Umar Akmal's wicket review :P he wasn't out :D

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:19 GMT

    a very immature and unprofessional approach by BCB. no wonder these were also the people who were not willing to pick tamim iqbal for the asia cup. feel sorry for bangladesh cricket and cricket as a whole :(

  • Navo on March 24, 2012, 19:15 GMT

    Dear Pakistan (and international) fans, as a passionate BD team fan I would like to apologise to you all for this comical and infuriating decision made by the BCB to appeal to the ACC. There is no merit to it and most of us fans are against such a baseless decision. We hope that the appeal is not lodged and that such a ridiculous decision by the BCB does not mar the amicable relations between cricket-mad BD fans and fans from the rest of the world.

  • ZSBD on March 24, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    From Bangladesh and also from Bangladeshis, Bangladesh have won more than what the cup can give. If even Cheema is found guilty, we are proud with what we have achieved, no cup is needed!!! The umpire should be penalized ... not the Pakistan team!!!

  • ctavare on March 24, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    Saw the replay, it was never going to be more than the single they got.

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:09 GMT

    hahahahaha get five runs for cheema incident and give five five runs for mashrafe incident still the same!

  • cricpolitics on March 24, 2012, 19:06 GMT

    This is just ridiculous. After playing for over 15 years Bangladesh still want to behave like minnows. Get over it and prepare for bigger achievements ahead.

  • cricket_fan_1980 on March 24, 2012, 19:03 GMT

    oh man, how lame. I am certain most Bengla and Pakistani fans will be so sad to hear about this sad, lame, pathetic groveling from the BCB. C'mon guys, have some basic respect

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:02 GMT

    @BoomBoomAfridiX Mashrafe didn't come on the way of Afridi, it's the other way. Mashrafe was looking the other way whereas Afridi ran towards Mash. Afridi said sorry for coming on the way.

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:02 GMT

    and what about the wickets of younis khan and umar akmal,both were given out even they were not out, we did not approach icc against anybody, BCB grow up

  • on March 24, 2012, 19:00 GMT

    BCB should take necessary steps for this ASAP.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:58 GMT

    Well the law clearly says intent should be decided by the empire not by the losing cricket board. I really appreciated bangladesh`s performance ... but now this is not sportsman ship.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:58 GMT

    its nt fair...we dn wana win like this...let this one go bcb...its shameful,they won n we lost,finished.penalize chima if he is guilty,khallas

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    what they had to do they should have done then ,if cheema is proven gulity will you get asia cup and dont understand meaning of a complaint now

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:55 GMT

    i think BCB is very much right...i witness that moment....if mahmudulla can strike back that time the result of the game was changed

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    +1 to BoomBoomAfridiX comment

  • mashrurR on March 24, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    still can't get over the loss :-<... but strongly feel that BCB should move on... it is over.. now don't ruin what BD has got...

  • smjr on March 24, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    I do not understand why there is so fuss about this. These things happen alongwith sledging in cricket nowadays and during heat of the situation. I do not know how many such incidents have happened but to protest and influence on the outcome of the match at a belated stage by cricket board is very unsporting and childish. In all fairness it is the match referee and umpires to decide this issue during the course of the match or just before the end of the match. What about Pakistan losing to England in the oval test 2006 wherein no play occurred on the 5th day and field umpires ruled the match forfeited which was later on declared as a draw by ICC (on the intervention of PCB). The same was finally intervened by MCC, the rules framing body, which makes ICC to change its decision and again awarded that match to England. So I believe the match referee and umpires are the final judge and the Asian cricket council or the ICC

  • avas on March 24, 2012, 18:50 GMT

    on the 5th ball of 38th over of Pakistani innings in the same match Mashrafe Murtaza collided with Afridi. Even the commentator Ramiz Raja thought that was intentional.. What is BCB going to do about that..??

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    After reading this post i remembered some thing we use to do when we were like ten years old and played cricket on Streets... We use to fight on these things Like IT WAS A SIX not A Four....!!!!! Thank You BCB for making me laugh but one Word GROW UP and try to accept it

    We Watch the match and Even though i m A Pakistani i really wanted Bangladesh to Win as they Worked so hard. The players earned respect in the hearts of every pakistani. So Stop being such a Jerk

  • priceless1 on March 24, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    Bangladeshi's have all the making of becoming another India in world cricket ...

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    The outcome of the game cannot be changed and atleast the ACC cannot.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    So we can clearly see that there is no chance for umpire to give warning to the bowler if he delebratily distracts batsman from taking a run. umpire must(if he thinks he is gulty)award five penalty runs to the batting team....i think umpire found cheema gulty and warned him but as i told earlier there is no chance of warning....he should have awarded 5 penalty runs straight away...its a complete mistake by umpire

  • jnmasum on March 24, 2012, 18:43 GMT

    no doubt about that cheema 100% consciously blocked Mahmudullah.

  • Lotapata on March 24, 2012, 18:42 GMT

    It's a positive approach by BCB. Now the umpires will become more keen & think twice before taking any shaky decisions against Bangladesh.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    SHAME is the word all i can say....the same thing happened in Mashrafe Mortaza's over...what abt that???

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    And What about Mashrafe Mortaza, he too deliberately got in the way of Afridi when he was running. Atleast he wasn't complaining, instead he gave him a smile and told him not to do it again.if bangladesh get the runs, pak should get them too...!!!

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    wit due respect to every one I request every one to read the laws of the game:law 42.5 says"it is unfair for any fielder wilfully to attempt, by word or action, to distract or obstruct either batsman after the striker has received the ball. (a) It is for either one of the umpires to decide whether any distraction or obstruction is wilful or not. (b) If either umpire considers that a fielder has caused or attempted to cause such a distraction or obstruction, he shall immediately call and signal Dead ball and inform the other umpire of the reason for the call. (c) Neither batsman shall be dismissed from that delivery. Additionally (d) The bowler's end umpire shall (i) award 5 penalty runs to the batting side. (ii) inform the captain of the fielding side of the reason for this action and as soon as practicable inform the captain of the batting side. (e) The ball shall not count as one of the over

  • Lotapata on March 24, 2012, 18:38 GMT

    I think, the intention of BCB is quite clear here. They just want to make an statement to the ICC that umpires should be more attentive with decision making with the case of so called ' minnows' & growing teams. Bangladesh Cricket is the worse sufferer of bad umpiring. Recent example was the series vs pakistan right before asia cup.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:36 GMT

    BCB did a great job for deciding to complain. Cricket must be a fair game.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:36 GMT

    BCB, Please don't ruin the image of Bangladesh cricket your players have 'just' created. World cricket already has a clown in shape of PCB. We can't tolerate another one please. The Asia cup left a very good taste. You can see everywhere Pakistani's cheering Bangladeshi's & calling them "The Real Asian Champions". It was a hard fought game & cricket won at the end. Don't ruin it now..!!

  • rony1985 on March 24, 2012, 18:36 GMT

    i am Bangladeshi, i feel that it is totally unnecessary. it is not the true voice of Bangladesh people.

  • avas on March 24, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    I have just viewed the incident on youtube, looked more to me that Mahumdullah collided into cheema then the other way around

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    Under Law 37 of the rules of cricket, if a fielder is found by the umpire to deliberately obstruct a batsman while attempting a run, there is a strict penalty for the fielding team. Neither batsman can be dismissed (if a run-out has taken place), five penalty runs are awarded to the batting side, the delivery will not count as one in the over. BCB is crying, but they must remember same is happened with Afridi when Mortaza blocked him .We also want five runs and then we still won by 2 runs.

  • ZsZs on March 24, 2012, 18:30 GMT

    This was a beautiful game! Why oh why do you take that away BCB!

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:30 GMT

    I am a Pakistani and I watched the whole game with out missing a beat. At the end I really wanted BanglaDesh to win.. Really ! ! They played such wondweful cricket through out ! I saw the croud, how involved they were with most of them, their hands folded praying for Bangladesh victory. Eventhough disappointed I am sure they are very proud of Bangladesh performance.. This complain by Bangladesh Cricket board is not in good cricketting etiquette..

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:30 GMT

    Nothing to complain about Pakistan or Aizaz Cheema, He did what he have to done in that over. Brilliantly Bowled. Its Our bad luck that we couldn't get the 9 run we need. The only party guilty is the Umpire. As a Bangladeshi supporter I must say Some of his decision goes in our way as Younus Khan's LBW and Umar Akmal's Caught behind. Thats Umpire who is the week point on the whole game. Not Bangladesh and Not Pakistan.

    BCB is doing wrong, BCB should file a complain about the Umpires ICC send, not on Pakistani Player. I go with Aizaz Cheema. Though Im a hard core Bangladeshi supporter and a formar low level cricket player.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:28 GMT

    this decision of BCB has led down banglai imege . .

  • ZsZs on March 24, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi - and I DO NOT APPROVE OF THIS. The delay in the complaint violates the spirit of the Cricket!

  • Shrekk on March 24, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    I think they have the right to do it. But how about Pakistan lodge a complaint about the two wrong decisions from the umpires against Younis and Umar? Then Ban will lodge another against the downturned lbw appeal against Hafeez. At the end of the day, Bang will get 5 more runs and an extra delivery to play while we get the aggressive half of Umar Akmal's who looks to be the just winner anyway??

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    Do not compare this incident with the Mashrafe incident. It happened at a far less critical stage of the match. When Afridi was batting he was batting with another batsmen at the other end. But when Mahmudullah was batting he was batting with a tailender, it was critical that they rotate strike, even if they lose the wicket. What Mashrafe did was unintentional, what Cheema did was deliberate. Look at the clip again if you dont believe me.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:23 GMT

    Come on..When world was praising the bengali players for their good play and mature cricket ...their administration do not have little sense to second it with maturity...As all the cricket boards of sub-continent they have started to politicize and make cricket further controversial....They should be brave enough to take the defeat with open heart and accept it...better team use of cry over spilled milk. Move on s.u.....!!!

  • noorisb on March 24, 2012, 18:23 GMT

    oh you bangali's!!!! you gonna loose your respect which you get by playing awsome cricket! dont be so desperate!

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:22 GMT

    If they complain they will lose the sympathy and support of millions Pakistanis who were supporting Bangladesh against their own team...So sad to hear about their state of mind...

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:22 GMT

    The Bangladeshi team has now lost all the respect they earned through us Pakistani fans. We had a lot of sympathies for them after the final..The way they fought throughout the tournament was simply outstanding..When Shakib and Mushfiqur were crying.. It bought tears in my eyes.. and I wished Bangladesh had actually won the tournament. But now after reading this they have lost all the respect.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    I thought this would have been two. At worst Razzak would have been out, but Mahmudullah would have the strike. But when this happened I remembered that Mashrafe got in the way of Afridi. But then again, this looks far more deliberate.

  • nishpapjibon on March 24, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    @ Boom Boom AfridiX Tht Wasn't Mashrafee's Fault Afridi cm infrnt of him fo tht nly Afridi said m sry So plz watch the match vit bth thy eyes opend.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:20 GMT

    Such a ordinary thinking of BCB. and there was no need for them to do so. cheema was just catching the ball it was not done intentionally.. it is funny to hear this news.. and according to law umpire has right to give penalty to player ON THE FIELD.. i think it is just a case they don't want to come for tour in Pakistan, just making lame excuses by creating such kinds of matters.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:20 GMT

    you gotta be kidding me...We Pakistanis didn't celebrate the victory as we would have against any other team because we couldn't watch our brothers from Bangladesh cry and now they come up with this...Disgraceful absolutely disgraceful..The respect Bangladesh team earned during the Asia cup seems to be lost

  • AdrianVanDenStael on March 24, 2012, 18:20 GMT

    @BoomBoomAfridiX: it's a shame that Afridi doesn't take that attitude when a fan gets in his way ...

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    The decision is good but a bit late. Also, as Umpire didn't instantly agree to penalise, it might not be fruitful. Too late to decide something this kinda. The world may misunderstand Bangladesh.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    If Cheema did something wrong, he should be penalized whether the match result can be changed or not. It's not about the asia cup. Bangaladesh have become the victim of poor umpiring ever since they started playing cricket , the opposition might take advantage of it and that has to be stopped

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    Okay lets give Bangladesh 5-run penalty which they seek from ACC. Don't be harsh. But then demand same (five runs) for Masharfee colliding with Afridi. Pakistan still win by 2 runs!

    via Mazher Arshad

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:17 GMT

    Please Also see the other batsman! he was not even thinking of second run! he was relieved to get even one! Mahmadullah ran uselessly and i think wanted to collide deliberately ! Video should be shown!.. thnx!

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:17 GMT

    we want justice.. go tigers go

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:15 GMT

    Younis khan and Umer Akmal were not out but were given out - after playing such a good cricket Bnagladeh just threw it away. Bangladesh can not improve with this lame excuses - Feel sorry for Bangladesh -

  • Awais_Hitec on March 24, 2012, 18:15 GMT

    What if Pakistan lodge an apeal regarding plumb LBW(Not Given) of tamim iqbal. Bangladesh will loss by 60 Runs. If Bangladesh feel they can win they should challenge Pakistan for a rematch if they have the courage to play again.

  • samjam231 on March 24, 2012, 18:13 GMT

    This is awful. As a bangladeshi i can safely tell everyone here that 99.99% of bangladeshis will NOT agree with this decision taken to review the incident...i dont think even the players want this...the very small portion of people who do unfortunately sit in bcb...if the outcome of the match is changed no one in bangladesh will be celebrating the win....thst isnt how they want the team to win....this isnt how we want our cricket to be portrayed..

  • Behind_the_Wicket on March 24, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    Very Strange !(Bangladesh) You won our heart in the final but now you are losing your image by this kind of criticism.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    This is a sad move by the BCB. I'm hoping they do not continue with this!

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:10 GMT

    Bangladesh are within their right.

  • Cursed_Prince on March 24, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    Even though I'm a hardcore fan of the Bangladesh Cricket Team, I still think BCB shouldn't have done this... we played valiantly and lost unfortunately... but in the process we won the respect of the entire world. This will ruin the respect our players have earned

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    we felt sad for bangladesh loss but this move is extremely immature and shows that they have not learnt from their past .Its crying over spilt milk .Under the rules of ICC if batsman thinks that he is deliberately stopped he has the right to complain at that moment and mahmudullah did it .Cheema answered at the spot .All this conversation was in front of umpire who told them to calm down .He was there he did what he had to do at the spot .Now nothing can change that as batsman played 5 delieveries after that and match was concluded it was not a hidden incident like ball tempering so that outcome can be changed. Really sad and hillarious reaction to the loss of asia cup by bangladesh.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:07 GMT

    Very sad from bangalis. Looks like theyr having difficulties digesting the defeat.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:06 GMT

    we all Pakistanies had great sympathy and support with Bangladesh but with this bullshit from BCB I think we were wrong, what happened in the field and field umpire played his role, then it was not needed to raise this issue, what do you think if Mahmoodullah could have got 2 runs on 1st ball they could he could win the match, no you are wrong..... if defeat is your fate no one can change it......

  • satishsasikumar on March 24, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    The same thing holds true when Brett Lee came in way of Sachin, when the latter was taking a run in CB series..people were criticizing Dhoni for slamming Lee's actions, which looked like a deliberate act..why wasn't it reviewed?

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    Good Decision of Bangladesh Cricket Board.... There is a big question... Can ICC change the result of that game??

  • cric_roch on March 24, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    BD shouldn't have gone for this now. They played well , if they keep playing the same way success will follow.

    Btw , if ICC imposes a few runs fine on Pak , they will have to return the CUP.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    if there is rule, they can appeal........ then why you guys are commenting like that??? grow up......

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    I dont understand why boards do this...The match cant be overturned so whats the point of this complaint...Your just ruining what was a great match

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:02 GMT

    if u see the footage... it was CLEAR that cheema blocked him INTENTIONALLY... but i thnk its too late.. MAHMUDULLAH & as well as the players frm the dressing room should have objected at that tym.... :S

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:02 GMT

    Comeone now Bangladesh.. There's aways a next time.. Or is there????

  • Samirtt on March 24, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    BCB should get a life. By pursuing this, BCB will show immaturity and give an impression that the Bangladesh performance was beyond their boots and they have been overwhelmed by the occassion. Maturity should be shown and defeat accepted with grace. This will set the tone on how they mature as a cricketing nation. For me, this lowers the respect I had for them after the final.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    Lets just see what ICC has to say. Bengal Tiger is the real champion of Asia Cup 2012.

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    Bangladesh board seeks review of final-over collision... so guys final not yet finish...

  • iBilal on March 24, 2012, 17:59 GMT

    This complaint takes away the beauty from a thrilling conquest. The collision wasn't that serious as they have made it look in their complaint. Im sure both Bengalis and Pakistanis will not be happy with this sour grapes from BCB

  • on March 24, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    The praise which Banglades has earned is being ruined by ECB. A pathetic approach towards hard fought game. Umpires on filed / match reffery are appointed to look after the the spirit of game. A very bad tradition is being set which will not serve cricket any good.

  • vkypak on March 24, 2012, 17:58 GMT


  • on March 24, 2012, 17:57 GMT

    U must be joking you lost Bangladesh get over it. And don't make any silly excuses u played some brilliant cricket in Asia and please don't try to destroy your well earned reputation which you have got in Asia cup through these silly allegations.

  • asiacricket1234 on March 24, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    where is the point of doing this now??? Will BD get 5run if Cheema proven guilty. Can they get back the Asia Cup??? I dont think so. Cheema did it intetionally and it was clear but unfortunately there was a rubbish umpire. BD should lodge a complain against the umpire not Pak team

  • BoomBoomAfridiX on March 24, 2012, 17:52 GMT

    And What about Mashrafe Mortaza, he too deliberately got in the way of Afridi when he was running. Atleast he wasn't complaining, instead he gave him a smile and told him not to do it again. Oh yeah! and the next bowl went for a massive six.

  • on March 24, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    Go Bangla Go !!! One question ? Can ICC change the outcome of the game ???

  • on March 24, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    case of sour grapes. If anything umpire should be penalized not the opposing team.

  • on March 24, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    Some one plz tell them it's not 1st April

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  • on March 24, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    Some one plz tell them it's not 1st April

  • on March 24, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    case of sour grapes. If anything umpire should be penalized not the opposing team.

  • on March 24, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    Go Bangla Go !!! One question ? Can ICC change the outcome of the game ???

  • BoomBoomAfridiX on March 24, 2012, 17:52 GMT

    And What about Mashrafe Mortaza, he too deliberately got in the way of Afridi when he was running. Atleast he wasn't complaining, instead he gave him a smile and told him not to do it again. Oh yeah! and the next bowl went for a massive six.

  • asiacricket1234 on March 24, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    where is the point of doing this now??? Will BD get 5run if Cheema proven guilty. Can they get back the Asia Cup??? I dont think so. Cheema did it intetionally and it was clear but unfortunately there was a rubbish umpire. BD should lodge a complain against the umpire not Pak team

  • on March 24, 2012, 17:57 GMT

    U must be joking you lost Bangladesh get over it. And don't make any silly excuses u played some brilliant cricket in Asia and please don't try to destroy your well earned reputation which you have got in Asia cup through these silly allegations.

  • vkypak on March 24, 2012, 17:58 GMT


  • on March 24, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    The praise which Banglades has earned is being ruined by ECB. A pathetic approach towards hard fought game. Umpires on filed / match reffery are appointed to look after the the spirit of game. A very bad tradition is being set which will not serve cricket any good.

  • iBilal on March 24, 2012, 17:59 GMT

    This complaint takes away the beauty from a thrilling conquest. The collision wasn't that serious as they have made it look in their complaint. Im sure both Bengalis and Pakistanis will not be happy with this sour grapes from BCB

  • on March 24, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    Bangladesh board seeks review of final-over collision... so guys final not yet finish...