Bangladesh news June 6, 2013

'Ashraful is not a little boy'

The news of Mohammad Ashraful's admission of involvement in alleged match-fixing and spot-fixing has generated emotional reactions from Bangladesh fans. Here are some of them

"I am not angry at Ashraful, because he admitted his mistake. I am angry at those who brought him in this situation. He is a brave boy. Not many people have the guts to tell the truth, but he does."
Samiul Azim

"As he accepted his wrongdoings, there is no room for withdrawing the allegations against him. It is okay to suspend him right now and the final decision may be taken by following the ICC rule, so the punishment is their concern. If he is banned for life by the law, I have no problem though I shall feel sad for him. But there is no room for corruption in cricket."
Zahidur Rahman

"I will miss him if he's banned. In my dreams I played his pull shot many times. If I were Habibul Bashar, then I would be caught at deep square leg; when I played it like Ashraful, it went for four."
Mithun Biswas

"I have never met Ashraful, but I am angry with him. For some reason or another, Ashraful was always the guy I had to back in arguments with friends. Now he has done this."
Riyad Ahmed

"One always has a choice, always! In these kind of situations one is either stupid or greedy or in most of the cases, both."
Wasiq Rafiq

"Ashraful's admission of guilt is not enough to save him from the punishment which he deserves. But I think he is only a small piece at the end of the funnel in this unethical game. Authorities should ensure that the major criminal responsible at the top end of the funnel beginning from the financier to each and every one in this chain is taken care of."
Syed Rashed Zaman

"There's no one else to blame for Ashraful's actions. He is not a kochi khoka [little boy]. Ultimately, we are all responsible for our actions given the will to choose.
Zeeshan Mahmud

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • Dummy4 on June 7, 2013, 13:25 GMT

    Never thought it will end like will never think about some one you love....

  • Dummy4 on June 7, 2013, 6:07 GMT

    Ash as well as the franchisee owner of Dhaka Gladiators should be punished.

  • ESPN on June 6, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    I always love him and he is one of the best batsman for pull shots

  • Dummy4 on June 6, 2013, 9:43 GMT

    Yes, Ashraful is not a little boy. He had the option to reject spot fixing/ match fixing. As he took it and now apologies we will not hate him. But punishment is must otherwise everybody will take benefit from him. We will love Ash but punishment is must.

  • Dummy4 on June 6, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    I want to hate the sin not sinner. It should be established an example in Bangladesh for fixing but it also should bear in mind that ash gave us a lot of hopes,so punishment should be minimized due to his confession.

  • Dummy4 on June 6, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    To me the question is not with Ashraful, I have the ?? mark with BCB. A little boy also can understand about those matches of Dhaka gladiators during last BPL and it is shocking BCB had no action at that time.

  • Dummy4 on June 6, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    Ash is favorite name of BD cricket. He has a mistake and he said about his mistake . I think he will be getting a punishment by the ICC rule but I miss him, he was a match winner batsman. I like him very much.

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