Ashraful’s fall out of favor and a couple of unanswered inquiries

6 June, 2013. Mohammad Ashraful showed up before the media in an off the cuff question and answer session. Ashraful is no more unusual to confronting the media, he has been doing it since he was a teen. However, this press meet was not normal for any he had done previously.

A culpability ridden and depleted Ashraful remained before the media as tears moved down his cheeks. Board president Nazmul Hassan had proactively informed the press a couple of hours back concerning Ashraful’s admission. The hypotheses were valid. Mohammad Ashraful, the most youthful Test centurion ever, had conceded to being associated with match fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League and global cricket.

The press accumulated beneath Ashraful’s home in Banasree that day to pose him a basic inquiry that was going through the personalities of each and every Bangladesh cricket fan that day, “Why”?

In the wake of receiving the approval from ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACSU) to talk with the media, the previous Bangladesh skipper came ground floor, remained before the columnists and some way or another got a couple of words out of his mouths.

“I will simply say a certain something, kindly excuse me.

Through the media, Ashraful requested pardoning from the fans who had remained by him during disappointments and made him the nation’s very first cricketing whiz. He argued for absolution from his mentors and colleagues who assisted him with rising to the zenith of Bangladesh cricket. He likewise requested pardoning from the country which he had the significant privilege of addressing for a really long time and who he had double-crossed in the most potential deplorable way for a cricketer.

The tears moving down the cheeks of Ashraful were of culpability, atonement or of plain shame. It might’ve mellowed the hearts of certain fans, however wasn’t sufficient to save him from a weighty condemning.

Following a drawn out examination, Ashraful was prohibited for a considerable length of time by the BPL hostile to defilement council in 14 June, 2014, for his contribution in fixing matches in the BPL. Sri Lankan all-rounder Kaushal Lukarachchi, previous New Zealand global Lou Vincent and the executive and one of the proprietors of Dhaka Gladiators, the establishment Ashraful played for, were given boycotts of various spans. After an allure, Ashraful’s boycott got decreased to five years, with two years suspended.

Ashraful’s departure finished in 2016 and he has since gotten back to the cricket field, played in various homegrown contests and has even played lower grade cricket in the US and UK.

Be that as it may, the entryways of the Bangladesh group have stayed shut for him since the episode. The right-hander is attempting his hardest and is as yet expecting to play at the most elevated level for something like once again, yet as time passes the possibilities of that event is going down.

The match-fixing outrage essentially finished Ashraful’s global vocation at only 29 years old. From the greatest star in the nation’s cricket, he currently has turned into a bit of hindsight and is considered liable for the most disreputable section throughout the entire existence of Bangladesh cricket.

In any case, a significant part of Ashraful’s discipline and that of others slips by everyone’s notice. The disciplines were given out just for fixing games in BPL. Ashraful’s affirmation of being associated with match-fixing while at the same time playing for Bangladesh was hidden where no one will think to look.

The examination began when Bangladesh Cricket Board called upon ACSU to research some matches of the second version of the BPL for debasement. Three matches of the Dhaka establishment were set apart as dubious.

In each of the three of those games, Ashraful drove the group instead of ordinary captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. The ACSU authorities cross examined Ashraful about those matches. He consented to being engaged with match-fixing and furthermore said who else were involved.