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Tamim Iqbal banned for one domestic game

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 3, 2012

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Tamim Iqbal has been banned for one domestic game following an altercation with Mohammad Ashraful during a Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League match between Victoria Sporting Club and Old DOHS in Mirpur.

Tamim rushed aggressively at Ashraful, the Old DOHS captain, and exchanged words with him. As a result, the match referee imposed a one-match suspension on Tamim and fined him Taka 5000.

The incident occurred in the tenth over of the Old DOHS innings, when umpire Anisur Rahman gave Faisal Hossain lbw off Shakib Al Hasan's bowling. While Faisal was taking his time to walk off, a Victoria official began shouting at the batsman to leave the field. Ashraful immediately asked the umpire to look into the matter, after which Tamim ran towards Ashraful.

"I was aggressive in my approach while protesting against his [Ashraful] comments. I asked Ashraful bhai to stay in the game but he used abusive words for which I got angry. Being a senior cricketer, he should also know what should be done, but after the match I apologised," Tamim told ESPNcricinfo. "I have a very good relationship with Ashraful bhai, and I believe it will continue because everything is finished after the match."

The Victoria official, Lutfur Rahman Badal, was also suspended for one game by the match referee.

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Posted by   on (January 6, 2012, 18:30 GMT)

Tamims' attitude never was pretty to watch !! Aggression is cricket is OK but abusing own team mates doesn't acceptable in any Level of Cricket.I wasn't surprised but shocked because both used the same dressing room and they had been team mate more than 5+ years. This is absulately disgraceful . Thanks to Ashraful because he showed the maturity and didn't react badly. So Only one match ban and 5000Tk ( 70$ us) for abusing your own team mates? Well BCB are you KIDDING?

Posted by   on (January 6, 2012, 6:55 GMT)

tamim should deserve it... we are expecting him like this...

Posted by   on (January 4, 2012, 16:57 GMT)

tamim this is too careful.

Posted by Praxis on (January 4, 2012, 16:22 GMT)

"I was aggressive in my approach while protesting against his [Ashraful] comments. I asked Ashraful bhai to stay in the game but he used abusive words for which I got angry." That's what Tamim says but spectators of this incident says Tamim went too far. This type of behavior towards a senior player is just inexcusable.

Posted by mars33 on (January 4, 2012, 15:50 GMT)

Pride goes before fall, maybe Tamim will be the next example or strong baking made him violent.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2012, 13:34 GMT)

i dnt support this attidtude of tamim at all... but

Tamim Iqbal may be arrogant, but this boy is one of the most generous Cricketers of Bangladesh Cricket Team. Arguments can happen in Cricket field, but outside, Tamim apologized to Ashraful after the match so it should be forgotten instead of making it a large issue.

- During the World Cup, Tamim himself donated his jersey to one of the street beggars because that man was a die hard fan of our team.

- Even during the Pakistan series, he took a fan to his dressing room and gave him soft drinks and made him understand that they should support the team even in the bad times.

- Tamim always gives gifts and presents to the groundsmen whenever he meets them after a while.

So that tells that is was a mis-incident

Posted by masumk on (January 4, 2012, 12:23 GMT)


Posted by masumk on (January 4, 2012, 12:16 GMT)


Posted by   on (January 4, 2012, 11:22 GMT)

We are ill-fated nation to have such types of high-esteemed and aggressive cricket players. Tamim is the prime opener of our national team and also very familiar to other cricket nation countries. Ashraful is still the most junior test centurion in the world. But why both of famous players faced with each other with some hot and abusive words? Particularly I want to take the name of Tamim Iqbal, why have you made such type of mistake repeatedly? You are prime and recognised player of our national team. You should be sporting and learn something from Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Jaque Kallis, Kumara Sangakara and other leading cricket players in the world. Because so far we know cricket is the most generous and modest game among all other games in the world.

Posted by cockpit on (January 4, 2012, 10:09 GMT)

its very unusual...i think they will forget it as soon as possible

Posted by tauhid_aks on (January 4, 2012, 8:55 GMT)

If Ashraful does not get runs, he is dropped. But Tamim, after so many chances, failed to perform and yet he is treated like a star in Bangladesh. Stardom is no excuse for bad behaviour, look at Tendulkar and Murali.

Posted by shamsulislam on (January 4, 2012, 8:28 GMT)

Shame!! This should not be happened since both Tamim and Ashraful is our national pride and young stars are following them, so they must know how to react even in a domestic match as like as they used to do in the International matches. I thought that more strong punishment was required for both. BCB should try to bring the crowd back in the stadium in the domestic matches like earlier.

Posted by Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on (January 4, 2012, 8:09 GMT)

tamim thinks hes some type of hero but the truth is he didnt win matches single handedly like Ashraful did so back off tamim and concentrate on your game

Posted by ataur_sunny on (January 4, 2012, 4:47 GMT)


Posted by hasib9 on (January 4, 2012, 2:56 GMT)

I used to like Tamim as a cricketer. Now it appears that he is better with his talks than he is with his bat. BCB might want to think of a more positive minded opening to pair with Nafees.

Posted by DecisionPending_BD on (January 3, 2012, 21:19 GMT)

A __*___ who thinks he's great player, well a century in Lord's isn't enough to be a great player. Respect your team and opponent team players also Tamim. Before this he had done that,he disrespected a former player who played for tigers in 80's, also with Siddons(former coach) and BCB officials, he'd done that needlessly there was no need to do that. As far as cricket is gentle men game, than behave like that. Hope you will recover those things. Good luck for you........Tiger Fan

Posted by   on (January 3, 2012, 20:16 GMT)

Tamim if you do that with the seniors, that day is not that far you will get the same stuff from the juniors. ash is well respected cricketer in the cricket world, you have long way to get there.

Posted by   on (January 3, 2012, 20:02 GMT)

Typical overrated Tamim.

Posted by HocasPocas on (January 3, 2012, 18:16 GMT)

These two will never learn. Both of them have done things like this b4 and have been punished. I wonder why AshraFoll didnt get any punishment :O. He isnt a saint.

Posted by   on (January 3, 2012, 18:05 GMT)

Tamim thought that is gre8r then sachin.... Bt the true is that, he is good for nothing. Ash did lot for tigers bt he could do lot better then that......

Posted by Crikoot on (January 3, 2012, 16:32 GMT)

No wonder! -- after all they are former captain and vice-captain!!

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