Bangladesh captain under pressure March 16, 2008

Ashraful scuffles with spectators

Cricinfo staff

Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladesh's captain, was embroiled in a row when he was accused of scuffling with two men during the team's practice session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Reports say that Ashraful, who is under pressure following some poor results, got into an altercation with two men after returning from a practice session - he had already been booed by some spectators - which ended up with security guards having to intervene. As a result, security was increased for all players.

The news came shortly after it was announced that Mashrafe Mortaza, the vice captain, and two other members of the national squad were facing disciplinary action after going absent on Saturday to play in a match.

"We have to get the reports from team management to know what actually happened regarding these players," Sajjadul Alam Bobby, chairman of the BCB media committee, told reporters. "That's why we have asked our team manager to submit a report within a short time. We will definitely take action if they are found guilty."

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