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Bangladesh seek to reverse result of Asia Cup final

Published Mar 24, 2012 04:43pm


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Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan (L-R), captain Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain and Tamim Iqbal react after Pakistan won the final match at the Asia Cup Cricket Tournament in Dhaka on Thursday. – Photo by Reuters

DHAKA: Bangladesh will ask the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to review an incident in the final over of the Asia Cup final against Pakistan on Thursday which they believe cost them the game.   

Pakistan won by two runs after Bangladesh could score six runs only from the final over bowled by Aizaz Cheema.

Enayet Hossain Siraj, chairman of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operations committee, told reporters on Saturday that Cheema had deliberately blocked batsman Mahmudullah in the final over.

He said the BCB would demand five penalty runs which if granted could force the ACA to reverse the result.

“We have seen video footage of the incident repeatedly. It is clear that Cheema blocked Mahmudullah deliberately,” Siraj said.

“We will lodge a written appeal to the ACC very soon and will also give a copy to the International Cricket Council.”


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Rajiv Mar 24, 2012 10:54pm
Really? .... Really Bangladesh? .... you really want to win this way? Your boys put up a valiant effort and knocked out a couple big wigs in the tournament. Almost took the final and you "lost", albeit, it was a close game. You deserve where ever you are for the effort you've put in. The whole cricketing world appreciates you coming off age and now, you want to spoil it by claiming the title on the basis of a silly technicality???
mikael Mar 24, 2012 10:59pm
lol cry babies...
biju Mar 24, 2012 11:00pm
right rajiv..... its really silly on the parts of Bangladeshis, I feel pity for their thinking... i think they have still not grown up for the big game...
Muzaffar Mar 24, 2012 11:00pm
A deliberate attempt by Awami League to politicize the matter and create gaps between Bengalis and Pakistanis getting together. Shame Awami League.
rizz Mar 24, 2012 11:03pm
I am a Bangladeshi. I guess it shouldn't be like will spoil the respect we achieved until now. Cheema did a wrong thing we know, but complaining like this isn't good enough.
nadz Mar 24, 2012 11:05pm
Yes they shouldn't go that way especially after a week but its a bit harsh to use words like dumb and all...or is it the pressure of lost-game to them ;-)...just kidding
Mahis Mar 24, 2012 10:57pm
Talk about immaturity. I guess this is because of them coming so far in such an important tournament and being unable to accept defeat. Grow up Bangladesh, grow up. This is 'real' cricket.
Hamza Pasha Mar 24, 2012 11:09pm
And didn't Murtaza block Afridi during Pakistans batting?
Nazm-us-Saadat Mar 24, 2012 11:09pm
Our boys earned the hearts of millions... Please don't take it away from them like this... Saadat, Tigers' Fan
Rahik Mar 24, 2012 11:10pm
Oh boy there goes all the love from all over the wall! :( But if what BCB says is true and the proof is consistently clear then i hope the entire cricket world understands the injustice!
hk Mar 24, 2012 11:11pm
Here we are praising the spirit of their performance and they go on to act like this.
JKhan Mar 24, 2012 11:13pm
Wow!! What can i say. the Bangladesh cricket players have earned great respect in Pakistan and over the globe. But if this thing goes ahead, i am sure they will be the losers and will lose their hard earned respect. They need to learn how to accept defeat gracefully otherwise in each match there are incidents that can be challenged. I wish that this should not go ahead for the sake of good cricket.
Shamir Mar 24, 2012 11:13pm
Mr. Rajiv- Some players take bribe and change the result of games and ruins world cricket. We are trying to seek justice for an attempted cheat that a Pakistani bowler tried in the final over to international concerned authority, not to the bookis. Shamir Bangladesh
usuf Mar 24, 2012 11:15pm
Bangladesh did so so well.. They were the real winners... Ive never seen a team so so committed and play cricket with such confidence.. A team that is a real contender for T20 world cup this year... But this act is going to spoil all their hard-work.. They shud buk up and come up even stronger... Their loss from pakistan was more psychological .. But being a Pakistani i still believe Bangladesh surpassed all expectations!!!
Adnan Mar 24, 2012 11:20pm
Very sad! A batsman is supposed to go around the bowler. Can someone show the Bangladesh cricket board the rules? And check the video of the last over. I dont see Cheema deliberately blocking the batsman. The whole world was appreciating the Bangladesh team but i guess, everyone was wrong. This is what differentiates men from boys, immature boys.
Waqas Mar 24, 2012 11:20pm
I am Pakistani, I seriously am shocked by this act of Bangladesh cricket board. I saw Bangladesh to be the emerging team by their outstanding performance. But seriously??. try to win Asia cup like this?. Not a wise move at all. At least very discouraging for me as not being Pakistani but as a fan of cricket.
Salman Mar 24, 2012 11:25pm
I am pakistani and I loved the way that Bangladesh played that final and all my friends respected Bangladesh effort, but this kind of talk will take all that away. Don't go that route. You will look silly in front of the whole world
syed khadimhussain Mar 24, 2012 11:26pm
They will loose the honour and respect they gained
Ukhan Mar 24, 2012 11:30pm
This should be called "A Fall from Grace" for Bangladesh cricket..... You have lost all the respect that you earned during Asia Cup, after proving yourselves an incorrigble cry baby.....shame on you!!!
Umair Shams Mar 24, 2012 11:36pm
Here goes all the respect ...You need to be gracious in defeat . . . They are acting like sour losers . . . . would be really bad for their cricket . . . come on cry babies seriously get a life grow up . . . beat us by your performance not by crying and running to the ICC with your tail between your legs. . . .
Ahmed Mar 24, 2012 11:38pm
All i know is that even the empire also said it was not cheema's fault that they bumped. batsman is supposed to see where he's running. even if it was cheema fault. could they made another run???? could they have stopped the bold??? NICE BANGLADESH.. All the respect you gained now gone down the drain.
Mehak chaudry Mar 24, 2012 11:40pm
such a losers attitude!!! this is not sportsmenship. they need to learn quit alot!!
TM Mar 24, 2012 11:42pm
Why Bangladesh didn't make a complain on the spot when they had this information, if it's true, available to them at that point? Isn't it really dumb on part of BCB to make themselves a laughing stock now?
H cha Mar 24, 2012 11:43pm
@rizz no Cheema did not do any thing wrong ! dont be a fool ! Your batsman ran into bowler. What about when your bowler blocked Afridi. Lets get 5 runs for that ! You Lost ! you lost this one, the one before, 3 before that and 29 others since 1999.
Zubair Mar 24, 2012 11:55pm
Really REALLY disappointing! Cricket is a game of gentlemen and not immature people! People were praising Bangladesh for their brilliant effort in the Asia Cup in which they defeated The WORLD CHAMPION and the 'RUNNER UP WORLD CHAMPION' and almost defeated Pakistan in both their matches.... And then this! Is this a way to achieve any Title? And yes.....and were not there wrong decision in the favor of Pakistan in this Final???? And didn't Murtaza block Afridi?
Bangash Mar 24, 2012 11:58pm
Acting like this will never make Bangladesh a great team.
zahid Mar 25, 2012 12:00am
I don't think this is something the players want. Awami League trying to politicize the event and trying to add a fether to their cap...BD won Asia Cup under AL regime! How funny...and this is going to ruin everything we have achieved in this tournament. I was proud as a Bangladeshi 2 days ago, now I'm ashamed.
Aamir Ali Mar 25, 2012 12:06am
I think BCB has lost a lot of money to the bookies on this Asia Cup Final and is now seeking underhanded ways to win it back.
khurshid Mar 25, 2012 12:06am
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!
Nayna Mar 25, 2012 12:08am
To all the people writing things about Bangladesh..i would request them to stop. Its written that it was BCB's opinion not BD peoples'. So please dont blame the cricketers or the people of Bangladesh. Being a citizen of Bangladesh i can assure that we the general people had no idea about this and i am pretty sure our beloved cricketers also had nothing to do in this. It is the officials and if they think what they are saying is right then plz let the ACA be the judge. Thank you
sc Mar 25, 2012 12:09am
Bunch of politician of cricket control board..We gained so much respect now we are humiliated by the politician .. what an ...
Moiz Mar 25, 2012 12:09am
Did you forget the blunders of umpiring going in the favor of Bangladesh and could have effected the end result? Umar Akmal - Clearly not out! Nazimuddin was plumb LBW on the balling of Saeed Ajmal grOw uP ~ ~ ~
RAJA FAHAD AHMED Mar 25, 2012 12:11am
Ifthakar Mar 25, 2012 12:14am
Iam a Bangladeshi, and I also believe that BCB should not file any such case. Things that happened on ground should stay there, I believe it was accidental. Anywayz Iam sure we won the heart of many fellow Pakistani and Indian's and ppl around the globe, we the nation is very proud of that.
Usman Mar 25, 2012 12:15am
That is a really disgraceful act Bangladesh, We loved you guys but if this act goes on that would surely show the immaturity of BCB.Buy a 800 rupees cup. We dont want it You cannot take the fun away, that we had after so many years.
Asad Mar 25, 2012 12:15am
Pakistani fans went all out with their good wishes and even wishing that the bangalis had won but this should teach us that enough with the 'brotherhood' mantra be it asian, islamic, arabs they all will stab you in the back.
rida Mar 25, 2012 12:18am
shamir plz watch the video of the last over carefully clearly u can see that batsman bumped into the bowler n the umpire also is checking batsman 4 that also the commentator said at that point that its batsman`s fault "u cannot bump into the bowler" . Bangladesh has got every right to appeal 4 their suspicions but plz u guys played a fabulous tournament n do u want 2 win it like this?????
mariyam Mar 25, 2012 12:20am
we appreciae how bangladesh have per4m,but unfortunately whenever Pakistan win something the other team has a problem.All the respect and praised gone down the drain for tigers.
salman Mar 25, 2012 12:21am
Ibad Mar 25, 2012 12:22am
Poor sportsmanship Bangladesh. It seems we had over estimated your potential. Losing with honour should be the first learning point. Then maybe a win might come your way
abm Mar 25, 2012 12:23am
Mohd Hafeez was given LBW on the bowling of Nazmul, very very early, but umpire didnt give it !!!!!!???
Muhammad abbas Mar 25, 2012 12:33am
I think the way BD fight and the way the final match ends,it was really the victory of cricket.Now the BD officials giving statement like this which is not good for cricket,if i was there i will give the trophy to BD people as a gift because their team played beautifully in the entire tournament.
Asim Mar 25, 2012 12:34am
If you see the video and use 1% of your mind you can see that cheema was standing and the batsman was running and batsman ran towards him and not cheema but you and your blind BCB thinks it was cheema's fault,but you know your bowler Mortaza was doing this deliberately against afridi and he did that twice in the match.So i would suggest the PCB does the same against your Mortaza and then you STILL LOSE,what should i name you CRY BABIES or BAD LOSERS?
Baseer Pirzada Mar 25, 2012 12:27am
Every single Pakistani is graciously saying openly, in print media and Television shows, that even though Pakistan team may have taken the Asia Cup 2012, the true winners and heroes of the Asia Cup 2012 was the Bangladesh Team for having shown the World that they have arrived at the International Cricket Scene with their committment, hardwork, maturity and focus. This ill conceived political move by the BCB is surely going to embarass cricket fans all over Asia including Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, etc.
amjid Mar 25, 2012 12:41am
what a pathetic news, it spoil my day. I think Bangladesh does not deserve the respect , we gave them all over the Pakistan
Dada Mar 25, 2012 12:43am
Well, there goes all the good feelings towards Bangladesh down the drain. I'm pretty sure the majority of Bangladesh cricket followers look T this as a bad move, hence we shouldn't blame the whole nation for such a pathetic attempt at self glorification. Being a Pakistani , I will always pray and look forward to the tigers becoming one of the best in world cricket. I hope the Bangladesh board just simply matures and learn to accept defeat humbly. That's what distinguishes good teams from great teams. Love from a Pakistani.
Saleem Khwaja Mar 25, 2012 12:48am
A sensible approach indeed. It seems that the BCB chairman has been prompted by …who? I feel that people in position ought to be careful in what they are fighting for. I witnessed the Bangladeshi bowlers blocking the Pakistani batsman Shahid Afridi who was gracious enough to politely remind the bowler in question what is right.
Saima Qutub Mar 25, 2012 12:48am
if it works then we can claim many results b/t india and Pak ..... This is not the way to show ur frustration BCB ..... grow up !!!! ...... We Pakistani supported Bangladeshi cricket team not Bangladesh govt. or BCB officials ..... we have all sympathies with those depressed players .... but now i hope those players must be getting normal .......
Donna Mar 25, 2012 12:50am
Last year, Pakistan players Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer were also jailed in Britain for their role in an entirely separate ‘spot-fixing’ scandal concerning a 2010 Test match against England. An ICC spokesman said it would investigate the new allegations in Asia Cup Pakistan vs. India. We can all see pakistani players are not free from scandal. So don't judge others as if u guys are holy! Pakistani dare not to blame the Bengal citizens!! BCB decisions have nothing to do with us! We love our players heavenly! If anything was done wrongly may Allah set it right & justice come from Him! Once again, thanks again for all the love you guys showed but don't become stone hearted & biased by hearing 1-sided story!
siddiqi Mar 25, 2012 12:46am
Please , pls , pls -- STOP Bangla Desh Cricket team played like a well knit team and deserves all praise ! Politicians will be politicians trying to score points and spoil brotherhood ! BD Cricket board does not represent the people. I am sure no one appreciates the remarks except the Board individual raising the silly point !
hammad Mar 25, 2012 12:53am
Pakistan should have been given an Asia cup to Bangladesh as a gift. However, they don't deserve appreciation due to this action by Bangladeshi Cricket board by given 5 run to block by Cheema. A very nice phrase I am going to quote that "Non of the sports team could not win any tournament until unless they accept their defeat". This is just a nonsense by Bangladeshi Cricket board.
kashif Mar 25, 2012 01:05am
To PCB: Just pack the Asia Cup in a box, alongwith lots of candies, baby diapers and toys.Send across to Dhaka for BCB immediately. They desperately need the stuff
Mo Mar 25, 2012 01:08am
Enough with this brotherhood, Bengali have shown their true color to us and we are shamelessly calling them true heroes who won the hearts of Pakistanis, the fact is Bangladeshi were never in favor of Pakistan. That last over where Cheema blcoked their player from scoring i saw that he could only score 1 run anyway and it was an accident it only took 2 MAX sceonds for that incident. How many runs could he score in 2 seconds????? this is a disgrace by sad bangaldeshi.
JPositive Mar 25, 2012 01:11am
If Bangladesh wants to grow up in cricket they should at least start acting like a grown up. First it was their Prime Minister who ran away from the ground when Pakistan won. Now it is their board who is crying.
Ani Mar 25, 2012 01:13am
All i can say that bangladesh are over-reacting and acting like they babies...we all know that they played awesome but they were unlucky...the BCB are just making them selves look bad.. every team should all be happy on each teams success not hating on each grow up bangladesh...u cannot cry over such things like this and get what you want...!
Asim Mar 25, 2012 01:14am
Yeah but no body is crying for Umer Akamals important wicket than the saed ajmal got your opener LBW and how younus khan was given LBW we were not complaining or crying on that we know that umpires are humans and make mistakes but you and your board are crying on Cheema incident even though it was not Cheema's fault even umpire and commentator said that and on the other hand Mortaza was deliberately blocking Afridi and lets see what Afridi did, he went to the bowler and said please don't do that and on next ball he hit him for a FLAT SIX. But your board's reaction CRY BABIES OOOEN! OOOEN! OOOEN!
muttakin Mar 25, 2012 01:15am
i am a bangladeshi. i don't the cup or change the final result. if chema did this ICC should punish him. Not the pakistan cricket team by changing the match result. it will not good for cricket. if chema guilty ICC should punished him and other blower can learn form it.
Mirza Mar 25, 2012 01:22am
Hahahaha! I can't stop laughing, What a cheap act frm BCB. This is the first time Bangladesh cricketers played a final and it still hasn't sunk in yet for them lol. Bangladesh prime minister got so upset that she left the stadium before the ceremony lol. Grow up! And stop being so childish! Lol. My advice to Zaka Ashraf is to buy a nice Trophy from Sialkot and gift it to BCB! lol.
Hasan Mar 25, 2012 01:25am
I am from Bangladesh and according to me BCB's decision to seek a review of the final over bowled by Aizaz Cheema in the Asia Cup final is not good at all. What will happen if the Bangladesh is declared the winners? The Asia Cup trophy will not return the tears of the players and Bangladesh cricket team fans all over the world. The Bangladesh - Pakistan Cricket relationship may deteriorate and become a obstacle for future bilateral series. I don't want any situation like India - Pakistan matches for which cricket fans wait for ages. Bangladesh have won the heart of millions of peoples as well as praises from all over the world, especially from players of the the opponent side Pakistan and supporters from Pakistan. This appeal will sour the spirit of cricket. Supporters from both of the countries will engage in a verbal war which will not benefit either side. I want to request BCB (governed by ruling party politicians), please do not mix politics with sports. Yes, once we had a bitter relation with Pakistan, the then West Pakistan but why are going to bring back the 40 year old forgotten enmity between Bangladesh and Pakistan just to increase your vote bank. We want to leave in peace.
Usman Mar 25, 2012 01:17am
PCB can do the same if they want.. .
Khurram Mar 25, 2012 01:27am
Mahmudullah didn't know where the ball went, he started running blindly and then bumped into Cheema who was standing at the edge of the pitch looking towards the ball/fielder. BCB just wait for next cup and win it like champs, it happens as part of game - take Younis and Umar Akmal wrong decisions ... wouldn't that make the difference too. For this run I don't see any reason of stopping the run intentionally and there was no 2nd run at all.
Muhammad Mar 25, 2012 01:32am
Keep up the spirit guys...Both team played well and its not the time to cry any further.
Enter your name... Mar 25, 2012 01:33am
That was the only chance they got to win such a tournament. Bangla Deshi can't bear the victory of Pakistan and that was showed by theri PM at the end of the final over.
junaid Mar 25, 2012 01:39am
all i have to say is that it is a very childish approach , u should look forward instead of doing such a childish things ,
Rehman Ali Pakistani Mar 25, 2012 01:40am
Im shocked by this news and will only say they r kids and desperately crying for ASIA CUP 2012 and by this act it will really disgrace the Bangali Tiger's:(
Rafiq Mar 25, 2012 01:41am
This is a politically move by the current government who really govern by the Indian government. Being a Bangladeshi, I must request to Bangladesh government to stop this nonsense by the Bangladeshi Cricket Board. In reality Bangladesh may have lost the final, but they have really won the respect and love from all around world, including from all the Pakistanis.
Imran Mar 25, 2012 01:41am
Murtaza intentionally tried to stop afridi -5 runs for that -5 for Cheema stoping bengali player i think still pakistan wins. Proof of Murtaza stopping afridi
junaid Mar 25, 2012 01:35am
hahahahahaha , i though u guys have grown up , but i was wrong , u still need much much much more time , u cnt win games like this , yes if u request us , may be we will think to give u that trophy coz we still consider you guys our brothers , but i m sorry i dont think that u consider us as ur brothers , :
Asim Mar 25, 2012 01:46am
The spot fixing was and unfortunate but Not unique incident Indian Captain Muhammad Azar-ud-din South African Hansie Coronia(sorry for spelling people) Australian Mark Waugh and Shane warne all have been involved and punished its a global phenomenon.And God forbid if someday your players are caught doing the same what would you do? No body is blaming Bengalis as whole but those idiots who dont have a little sense of grace or shame? And the great nation of Bangladesh are you superpower of the world or in the Cricketing world? let me remind you of History... Yours was a completely Impotent(Still is though) cricket team and at times when even India wasn't even ready to accept you as Test member we supported you and lobbied ICC to make you a test member and during year's of your cricket you got beaten even by Associate members and even likes of Kenya had beaten you but you still remained a Test member even-though any Test nation who would play with you would always be assured of victory. 11 years of Test cricket and how many test series have you won? 1? and what is the win %age of one day and T20's? I do think if same opportunity would have been given to Afghanistan or Kenya or Ireland or Canada they would have been a much better and powerful sides then your "great Bangladesh" and would have beaten you many times. And who sent its players for BPL? and who's players were top performing in your BPL? why didn't your beloved BCCI sent its players? for your "Great Bangladesh Premier League" I suggest you change it to GBPL from BPL.
Jokhio Mar 25, 2012 01:48am
All the taste of well done Bangladesh is gone a begging. seems unrealistic that ACC would reverse the winning decision. Bangladesi players have grown up and playing some good cricket perhaps its time for BCB to grow up and make wise decisions. Subha hogayi mamuu.
Hanan Mar 25, 2012 01:49am see the last over again then decide... BCB is frustrated...
Ahmed Mar 25, 2012 01:49am
Similarly Nazmul was plumb LBW in Bangladeshi innings. Furthermore, right after this Hafeez decision, Younis was actually given out LBW, though he edged it !!! So I think its better not to get into this.
Iqbal Mar 25, 2012 01:53am
lol. Pathetic. Poor BDB! Grow up and get a life. Its not the way to claim victory. It is part of the game. accept it.
AllahRukha Mar 25, 2012 01:54am
@Donna Pakistanis also love their players heavenly, especially when they play good. BCB dare not to malign them for their losses. We also saw how much of the sportsman spirit Bangalis have at the end of the match.
Jibz Mar 25, 2012 01:46am
Bangladesh, its team and its people have great admiration in my heart. I was totally perplexed whether to be happy or sad at Pakistan's win or Bangladesh's loss. Despite the fact that BCB has raised this issue I am sure that the general BD public would not support this appeal by their cricket board and would enjoy the great honour and respect in the hearts of all the Pakistanis.
Mohammad Liton Mar 25, 2012 02:00am
As a Bangladeshi, I want to say, if this is the case, it is just a part of a game.Umpire warning was enough for this.They should have not taken it to further. BCB is always anti-Pakistani, that we every Bengali knows, majority bangali hate BCB and its committee.They are not independent but politically motivated.
FQ Mar 25, 2012 02:03am
yeah there you go - 5 runs here too :
Arif Mar 25, 2012 02:07am
I am truely sorry because for the shameful act by BCB. We hate this officials as much as you guys hated Ijaz Butt. Please don't take this as the reflection of either bangladeshi people or the cricket team. Even if something has happend that was decided during the match. done and over. we know we played well but not enough to win.
Rami 567 Mar 25, 2012 02:08am
What rubbish ! Cheema didn't do anything intentionally and before saying all of that you should look at the video of one of a Bangladeshi player colliding with Adridi ! Atleast Afridi had the decency to be polite and said that it was okay ! The Bangladeshi cricket Board is passing on vague and senseless comments and blaming our players for nothing ! This shows how desperAte they are for a trophy ! Honestly speaking I though that Bangladesh was a more deserving team than Pakistan and I literally felt like whining when I saw tears in their eyes but now I ve lost all my respect I had for them :O Such a disgraceful attitude , shows how immature people are :/ - a Proud Paki
Muzna Mar 25, 2012 02:09am
Lol it is crazy i was literally crying for bangladeshi players because they played fabulous. But now lodging complaints like Cheema deliberately tried to stop batsmen and we want 5 runs is really stupid. BCB should have accepted the defeat gracefully infact it was not a defeat because they won more than a title that is respect of the opponent.
Ferdous Mar 25, 2012 02:06am
Brother I am a BANGLADESHI. Trust me, We the general ppl are nt also happy with the BCB decision !!! Appealing for a reversal of decision will be a disgrace for Bangladesh Cricket !! We dont want to win the cup like this....the respect and love we ve earned is more than the title !!! I as a Bangladeshi cricket fan I feel sorry for such an action if its taken by BCB !!! This decision is made by only a certain grp of ppl. It does not reflect the thoughts of general ppl !! Thank You.
cricketFan Mar 25, 2012 02:24am
News should been that bangla going to Pakistan and take revenge in pakistani grounds, all given respect is gone ,
Bilal Mar 25, 2012 02:24am
Sighs. Bcb has destroyed all goodwill about its team in one stroke. I am no more a fan of their team.
Taha Mar 25, 2012 02:27am
Seriously??? ... Do bangladeshis think that was a serious attempt to block the players? Even if there was a chance to take more runs, I don't see more than 1 extra run scored on that particular ball ... that would still cause BD to lose by 1 run :) ... You don't become great by winning titles, you become great by showing signs of maturity ... Its time that Bengal cubs finally grow into tigers :)
Adnan A. Mar 25, 2012 02:40am
This BCB chairman is more immature than most of this though. First he dropped the most talented player(Tamim Iqbal) in his squad for no reason and now he doing this. There are so many incidents on the field that are not fair but it is part of the game however him going this route for blocking is mere childish.
kaji Mar 25, 2012 02:31am
jawad Mar 25, 2012 02:46am
BCB is looking for a reason to not come to Pakistan even though the deal was made that PCB would support BCB for ICC vice president and Bangladesh would visit PAK. They are under indian influence.
Bilal Mar 25, 2012 02:54am should we also ask for 5 run penalty ???
Ahmed Mar 25, 2012 02:55am
As a Bangladeshi, I am really proud to see the way our players played. But unfortunately, BCB is spoiling the hard work of the players. Winning a cup will not give us the respect what we have achieved during these days.
Shurli Mar 25, 2012 02:55am
What do want to say abm 'Mohd Hafeez was given LBW on the bowling of Nazmul, very very early, but umpire didnt give it !!!!!!???' He was given out by whom while the umpire didn't give it. Can someone else give him out other than the umpire in Bangladesh.
Bilal Mar 25, 2012 02:57am
cheema did wrong what murtaza did was right wowwwww.....
BILAL Mar 25, 2012 02:59am
Andalib Mar 25, 2012 03:17am
This move is not about winning. It is about setting the record straight, and if someone if guilty, punishing him. If Cheema blocked intentionally, then he should be punished. If the umpire has noticed it and despite Mahmudullah's complain didn't take action, then he should be punished. Pakistan has a bad reputation of doing unethical things in Cricket. I remember Rashid Latif cheating with Bangladesh. Once a cheat, always a cheat. I support BCB's move 100 percent.
Shfiea Mar 25, 2012 03:28am
Masroor Amir Mar 25, 2012 03:32am
Cricket is a gentlmen game. Today I heard this news which really surprised me that the Chairman of BCB is telling like this he should be ashamed and he should apoligise on this statement because the way Bangladeshi team played in this tournament I had a great respect for this cricket team but now !!!!!
Abdul Rahman Khan Mar 25, 2012 03:30am
One has got to be bold, courageous and straight forward to concede defeat in the real sportsman spirit. Alas, the Bangladeshi players lack all these qualities. Stop crying like babies, you BD players, and accept defeat wholeheartedly. Pakistani players showed their sportsman spirit by giving full compliments to BD players. BD team's history is replete with defeats. This is for the first time that they played in the final of a cup. Whether you lose or win, show some sobriety at the end of the match in future. Be content with that and work hard to improve your game to show better results in future
bhupesh Mar 25, 2012 03:50am
Hi, I am Indian and i really feel very sorry the way BCB is talking about, everybody have great respect for the way you played and just don't make such an idiotic comments after 3 days
Yasir Sheikh Mar 25, 2012 03:50am
BCB should not aim to lose the respect their players earned with their hardwork. Sad to hear that.
Tiger Mar 25, 2012 04:01am
Being a Bangladeshi citizen i feel so sad...soooo sad, this is just gonna ruin the great reputation the tigers created...BCB needs new NON-POLITICAL leaders..majority of bangladeshi's are disappointed with the current board and the decisions they have been making lately...I am happy Pakistan won the Asia Cup, it was a great final..even happier the way Bangladesh showed their strength throughout..but I hope ACC doest not make any changes to the results, whatever happend has happend and lets all try to move on :) P.S to all pakistani brothers, please don't judge the sure most of us are against this stupidity Cheers
Syed Ahmed Mar 25, 2012 04:12am
Firstly, it is the board that we should be criticising on and not the players and BDeshi ppl on the whole. The players worked extremely hard to earn all the respect that they got in Asia cup, their commitment was so so evident that they won over the heart of ppl through out Asia. I am a Pakistani btw, and wanted bangladesh to win. a loss wudnt have helped Pakistan much, but a win would have done wonders for Cricket in bangladesh!!
Bangladeshi_Fan Mar 25, 2012 04:13am
Salam alaikum brothers, PLEASE KNOW that the People of Bangladesh do NOT want this! Unfortunate politics entered in Bangladesh cricket. This is the decision of the current ruling party and it's appointed cricket chief. All over in FB all Bangladeshis are opposing this stupid and shameless decision. THANK YOU FOR your support and please pray for our cricket team.``
Bangladeshi_Fan Mar 25, 2012 04:23am
Thank you Samia: Salam alaikum brothers, PLEASE KNOW that the People of Bangladesh do NOT want this! Unfortunate politics entered in Bangladesh cricket. This is the decision of the current ruling party and it's appointed cricket chief. All over in FB all Bangladeshis are opposing this stupid and shameless decision. THANK YOU FOR your support and please pray for our cricket team.``
saleem khan Mar 25, 2012 04:31am
I was rooting for Bangladesh until the last ball and last run,despite being an Ex-Pakistani citizen I was for the under dogs but this kind of losing attitude from BCB cannot be supported .
Suleman toor Mar 25, 2012 04:36am
I say that Bengalis now need to be crushed in the cricketing field now by the tigers. Pakistanis have given them too much respect this time. Maybe this will shut them up and accept defeat like grown ups
A. Baseer Hai Mar 25, 2012 04:36am
This is a comment I left on FB. Tigers, please dont make me change my opinion: This is a very touchy subject for me as well. Bangladesh genuinely played a better and regimented game. They deserved to win. they have come a long way. Reminds me of the Sri Lankans who were laughed at a number of years ago. They went on to win the world cup a few years later. Nobody is laughing now. Don't lose heart, Bangladesh, you will be commanding the same respect very soon. you are the only ones who would be laughing then. Your fielding was right out of the text book. Congratulations, Pakistan.
khalid syed Mar 25, 2012 04:36am
It is typical behaviour of the defeated to lodge a complaint as an after thought.We appreciated Bangladesh to show some talent.It would be an unfriendly act and also proves that they have no hopes of coming closer to winning in future
nomz Mar 25, 2012 04:37am
Dear shamir. If there was any cheating it has to be decided on the field..your bowler also bumped into afridi..we want 5 penalty runs for that..its a game..grow up..stop blaming others for ur defeat..we lost against india..accepted and moved on..and bangladesh is still just a friendly country us..if we can accept a defeat against india then we can also also accept a defeat against bangladesh as long as you play with sports man spirit..we dont cry or appeal .Accept bangladesh defeated everyone but not PAKISTAN.
Aqil Siddiqi Mar 25, 2012 04:39am
I agree with U 100%. If any one is blaming Bangladeshi people, then he/she is wrong. What BCB has done, it is not the people's fault. Don't worry my brothers and sisters in Bangladesh, every single Pakistani still and always will LOVE you.
shafqat mir Mar 25, 2012 04:47am
asians never learn only back stabbing, many examples of that
Shurli Mar 25, 2012 04:53am
Just make a wooden trophy. Paint it golden and give it to the BD board. They will be happy, Awami league will be happy and...
Zain Mar 25, 2012 05:04am
Ae you for real! Accepting defeat gracefully is better than winning by controversial spin offs! Remind your BCB to make sure they also take up the matter of Murtaza blocking Shahid Afridi. Pakistani Cricket team is simply too good for Bangladesh team, period!
zaby Mar 25, 2012 05:05am
Just lost all the respect for bangali cricket board and now have a very bad impression of the team. They had a chance to be a great team, but with this i'm sorry you need to learn the basics of how to become a great team. Learn to lose with humility and gain respect and then a win might come your way. From the looks of it bangadesh is acting like a brat who cries after losing a game. What a sad sad move! not a fan anymore of the tigers. Should call themselves whining cats. p.s Take the cup it hardly even matters. But i'm glad we won from you guys.
Hamid gudheart Mar 25, 2012 05:06am
That's the spirit. Bangladesh lost gracefully and they won our hearts in Pakistan. BCB have a heart and don't disgrace your players and nation.
rashid zaidi Mar 25, 2012 05:21am
Well written Rajiv, Come on get over it, in cricket people run into each other all the time. The fact Bangladesh played so well is an achievement in itself. Welcome to the big league. Do not spoil the occasion by trivializing it. I was rooting for the Tigers, I love Bangladesh, I grew up in Dakha and saw it being built, went to school with great Bengali friends. In days ahead, I am sure the Bangladesh team will be a side to reckon with.
Hindustani Mar 25, 2012 05:28am
Why Bangladesh? How could u ruin such à beautiful thing. Pakistan won and not only that they won in the face of some brutal empiring. Well done Pakistan and Bangladesh u r not éven worth comenting
Muhammed Badrul Haqu Mar 25, 2012 05:37am
It is shame for us as a Bengali. So, Pakistan also could claim five runes for stopping Afridi by Murtaza.
Waqas Ahmad Mar 25, 2012 05:38am
We have the utmost respect for Bangladesh. In fact at one point we all thought Bangladesh deserves to win and should. Even that we have won the asia cup Bangladesh are the true heroes. They won the hearts. They won the respect. But it all went down the drain with this. Its not in the spirit of the game. Plus i saw the video the second run would definitely have caused a runout. Well thats my opinion. Anyway, if the BCB wants the cup they can have it. But it will destroy their image as sportmen. As a cricket loving nation. I believe the bangladeshi ppl also wont be in favor of this. Just don't let the hatred fill our hearts because of some stupid interception.
Arnie Singh Mar 25, 2012 05:38am
BCB might break their head with ICC or ACC but the bottom line is Pakistan is Asia Cup Champion 2012 and nobody can reverse that.Decision already made by onfield Umpries ,its not decided by politicians and Cricket Board.Bangladesh are still minnows in cricket,let them play against South Africa,England ,Australia.They will come to know where they stand in world cricket.
Waqas Ahmad Mar 25, 2012 05:43am
Mate, cheema did not block just as Bangladesh player did not block Afridi right. Plus the second run that BCB claims would have caused a runout pretty easily if u check umar guls quick throw. Please do not spoil it for your whole nation. We have the utmost respect, do not let it go down the drain. We do not care about the cup. Pakistan should give it to Bangladesh. But i hope they can live with the shame then.
Adil Jadoon Mar 25, 2012 05:53am
I don't mind either way. It was a good game.
Sharif Mar 25, 2012 05:57am
It is BCB, not the players or people are making any complain to the ACC/ICC. I do not think people's support are behind BCB. People accepted the result. Players and people are aware of the respect achieved through this tournament.
krishnan Mar 25, 2012 06:17am
Quite childish.Hope BCCI is not blamed !!
Afridi10Fan Mar 25, 2012 06:18am
Im a pakistani Come on bangladesh dont do this to us You gave us so much fight and we respected u so much and this is how you treat us cheema did not do the wrong thing
Pakistani Mar 25, 2012 06:43am
Scandalized doesn't mean anyone can blame others anytime.This act will surely put off all the emotions and love towards fellow Bangladeshi.I apologize for blaming Bangladeshi citizens.But at least you have a voice of your own.You should speak up before it gets repeated again and again in the media and creates hatred.This is "Divide and rule ".
Abbas Mar 25, 2012 06:47am
And I was thinking they were only crying out of anxiety, but they r really ROTTUUUUUU......
I Lakhani Mar 25, 2012 06:48am
I thought as cricket loving nation we should also display some maturity. Why taking credit away from brilliant Banladeshi team for their exceptional performance or cursing Bangladesh as a nation? A Bangali contributor rightly pointed that neither their team nor people are agreeing or behind this decision of BCB. What BCB is doing in this scenario is incorrect. But at the same time reactions from majority of Pakistanis are also negative. TWO NEGATIVES CAN NOT MAKE ONE POSITIVE.
Big Toro Mar 25, 2012 06:54am
WOW!!! This is too low...stop crying like little girls and Man Up!!
Haider Mar 25, 2012 07:11am
Pakistani players made BPL an exciting event, now BCB is seeking PCB's support for ICC VP position. The best thing you can do is perhaps learn from Pakistani players and instill the confidence. This would only bring shame and would lead to downfall. First time ever in last 25 years BD team has shown some potential. Why not come to Pakistan as was proposed and accepted by BCB and win that series. Now that would be energy well spent.
azam Mar 25, 2012 07:22am
First it was the Bangla PM Hasina Wajid who walked out of the stadium when Pakistan win now it is the baseless allegation by Bangla Cricket Board. looks like the days of goodwill are over, why are Pakistanis giving a sorry attitude, guys we care for Bangla but we will not givein to this silly accusation, I dont see sportsman spirit here what happened when one of thier bowlers obstructed Afridi, how politely he reacted NO WAY CUP GOING TO BANGLA
SK Mar 25, 2012 07:29am
How can I forget the semi finals of world cup 2011 when Pak was playing India,The dawn correspondent went on Dhaka street to ask which team they support, 9 out of 10 Bengalis sided with India. I was disappointed, but not this time. I was expecting this ,especially after the cry babies reaction from the so called pseudo TIGERS.
Talal Mar 25, 2012 07:46am
Should we also lodge a complaint?
Altaf Mar 25, 2012 07:48am
We Pakistanis always go out of the way to please other Nations. If Bangladesh files this appeal then Pakistan must also report about the bad decisions given against Younis and Akmal, Mortaza colliding with Afridi and LBW not given against Nazimuddin. Enough is enough let’s not be apologetic. We should not expect any gesture of goodwill from the present rulers of Bangladesh.
farid Mar 25, 2012 08:03am
In a previous encounter--Pak captain--probably--S--Latif---took a catch--which fell to the ground--and thus Bangladesh lost- -Is foul play and cheating is a part of the game in Pakistan ? In this case --umpire warned Chima/bowler- -we do not want reversal of result - -we want to see what is punishment and /or vrdict --to/for the playerr--
Afifa Mar 25, 2012 08:12am
i totally agree with u rida.....hey, u guys have won million of pakistan's hearts,so don't loose it like this....things like this probably happens alot but it doesn't mean that u will do this all for a cup. and i'm not saying it bcz i don't want to loose the cup after celebrating soo much but i think u guys should think about ur respect that every single pakistani had for u....everyone does their best in games but not everyone wins it, u guys played awesome but it was ur first time in final which was a really good thing but u probably need more experience,and when u'll get it u will win inshallah.....
Afifa Mar 25, 2012 08:15am
i wish there was a "like" sign.....:D, totally agree with u...
Syed Mar 25, 2012 08:16am
I think this action of the BCB is in very poor taste. Sour grapes.? The BCB should be blamed for this childish act not the players or the BD people. BCB historically has always shown their back to Pakistan for everything Pakistan has done ,or does to promote their cricket. Take out all the Pakistani players from the recently concluded BPL league, where would the league stand without the Pakistani players? It's time for the PCB to realize that their counterparts at the BCB are not their friends and they can not be trusted.
Bashar Mar 25, 2012 08:22am
I am a Bangladeshi!! This is really a cowardly attempt by BCB !! Really disgusting !! I think this is just a shameful political agenda from current Awami League gov't. Bangladeshi people are already proud what their team achieved!! I hope people from Pakistan will understand this act has nothing to do with general people of Bangladesh rather a cowardly attempt from some politicians.
Afifa Mar 25, 2012 08:25am
i think u r right too, probably not all the citizens of Bangladesh wants be calm....KEEP CALM AND SAY's a quote from our "Muslim Student Association" club in our school,hope u like it....i though we needed that in here...:)
shahryar khan Mar 25, 2012 08:52am
I was wondering why bangladesh lost, they were good in bowling , feilding batting, in every feild. But BCB immaturity gave me the answer, my dear Tigers please act like Tigers not like Jackals
Tipu Mar 25, 2012 08:55am
Well well well.... never thought the so called 'tigers' will start looking for lame excuses after the end of the match. Probably they have underestimatrd themselves and by hook or by crook are dying to get their hands on the Asia Cup despite losing it. They probably feel that this was there best chance ever to hold on to a trophy.GET A LIFE LADS.
Tharon Aslam Mar 25, 2012 09:02am
I think Bangaladesh were very well played but unfortunate they were not reach nd don"t get final cup ....but i proud of my country of luck Bangladesh
Shah N. Khan Mar 25, 2012 09:15am
Questioning Umpires' decisions after two or three days is bad sportsmanship. It will not help BD players to improve temperament, tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability and sportsmanship that are all necessary for winning.
samee Mar 25, 2012 09:36am
Being a Pakistani, I would say that there is no need for us to play bilateral series with Bangladesh anymore. We have supported them enough. Such an inappropriate claim. They are trying to get something out of nothing. If Bangladesh cannot accept their defeat,then its not our problem.
Imran Mar 25, 2012 09:40am
Lets also have Umar Akmal and Younis Khan's wrong decisions reversed. Have no more respect for these Bangalis, PCB dont waste your time playing cricket with this back stabbers.
Jahan Mar 25, 2012 09:40am
Hope we don't have to learn from Pakistan -the match fixing and other things :)
Khan Baba Mar 25, 2012 09:46am
Go on Bangladesh please lodge the complain. I thought we were the ones coming up with new things in cricket. But this one will lead from the front. This will be first of its kind - I am looking forward to it. At the end of the day bys will be boys. Just remember - cricket is a game of Gentlemen not "Gentle Boys". It is a tough world out there boys - you need to toughen up a bit. By the way - Afridi v Murtaza did anybody think about that or what about Yunis Khan or Umar Akmal's dismissals. Boy oh boy you Bangladeshi's really know how to lose.
Arnie Mar 25, 2012 09:59am
There no need to be no sympathy for Bangladesh.They were beaten true and clear by Pakistan.I did have looked at the Video and there is no issue.They need to stop crying like babies.Bangladesh is still minnows of cricket and they have lost to Pakistan twice in Asia Cup and blasted numerous times in past on cricket field.Pakistan team is Asia's King of Cricket and there is no doubt about that.
Arnie Singh Mar 25, 2012 10:00am
There no need to be no sympathy for Bangladesh.They were beaten true and clear by Pakistan.I did have looked at the Video and there is no issue.They need to stop crying like babies.Bangladesh is still minnows of cricket and they have lost to Pakistan twice in Asia Cup and blasted numerous times in past on cricket field.Pakistan team is Asia's King of Cricket and there is no doubt about that.
Ghalib Mar 25, 2012 10:01am
If BCB thinks this is how it works then Bangladesh defeated India by deliberately letting Sachin make the Century if you guys know what I mean, so that decisions has to be reversed, :) This means India Pakistan Final has to be played. ;) And for Donna, If you judged the team by acts of individuals then Pakistanis have a right to Judge by BCB chairman statement.
Fhaad Mar 25, 2012 09:54am
What i dont understand is that is every body stupid or blind. Last ball 4 runs to win cheema balls and only 1 run taken so can a brilliant mathematician tell me how did the so call paper tigers won by 2 runs only.
incognito Mar 25, 2012 10:05am
Sad! now matches will be decided off field in the courtroom. BD look for the Maradonna's 'hand of god' 1986 FIFA world cup quarter final against England.
Naeem Mar 25, 2012 10:13am
Yes you are right. If BCB really wants to do that then they must see the whole match again, not just one innings: "Masharfee Murtaza collision with Shahid Afridi"
Asif NADEEM Mar 25, 2012 10:04am
This is not the game sprit may i know the concerned authority of Banladesh cricket why they have not lodge the complaint at the same time,all r the rubbish. BANGADESH now concentrate on his own and show thier more potentiality in the same as they did, realy admirable for them....
Salim Lakhani Mar 25, 2012 10:14am
BCB should ask their players before filing complaints to ACA. I don't think any respectful Player will like to win this way. BCB should not forget that BPL was successful because of Pakistani players participation.
Mia Ma Mar 25, 2012 10:39am
Bengali minnows should not opt to fall to that disgrace. They did not complain during or right after the the final match about their alleged blocking of the batsman. After several days now, it seems, some evil brain has come up with a sinister scheme to bring the cup to BD through cheating and fabrication. That is a disgrace for the world of cricket. It should also be noted that just before the final started, BD team's captain claimed on media that BD was decidedly the champion and that the match was just a formality. The question is what was the basis for such a silly claim. Did they have some evil black magic against Pak team, a Sain Baba's du'o, did they buy Pak players, or somehow physically influenced Pak players (through medicine or chemicals). Why the heck these Bengalis were so sure of winning the final match. Or the BD captain was sending a signal to bookies. That indeed needs to be uncovered.
Arzi Mar 25, 2012 10:40am
BCB, you should've thought twice or more before you took this action. Maybe people of your own country aren't supporting what you guys are claiming for. I agree with one of the comments that by now the players must be getting back to normal & now this!! Please show some sportsman spirit and accept that your team was short of runs. If you want a review of Cheema's that bowl, then please also review that bowl of your bowler who also happen to come inbetween 'deliberately' when Shahid Afridi was running. We appreciated Bangladeshi players because they fought well but it's cricket, the best team won in the end.
Naeem Mar 25, 2012 10:45am
Bengali team and people were crying like girls after losing the game to Pakistan. They were really really disheartened. After many days, they have probably regained some sense but now feeling so ashamed and therefore came up with such a silly story. A normal person can not have such childesh stupid excuses. They need more time to return to normal state of mind, I guess.
Cricket Fan Mar 25, 2012 10:47am
I don’t know why Pakistanis are trying to be a foot mat for Bengalis. They played OK. I did not see the Bengali crowed cheering Pakistanis after their win. Everytime the ball was hit for a four/six by a Pakistani, the crowed got silent. Sportsman spirit ship is the first thing to learn. Crying like babies and then lodging these kinds of complaints afterwards does not leave a good impression. Please remember the goodwill gesture has to come from both sides. At the moment its just Pakistan.
Muhammad Baqir Mar 25, 2012 10:50am
Pakistan posed a sequeezed mentality. The trophy was to be offered to Bangali Brothers. Pakistan is no doubt a great and mature cricket and we everyone in Pakistan pray a prominant Bangla Team. Let them come up to the hight of maturity and professionalism. For every member in the faliy on the final day, Our hands were Pak win and hearts towards lovely BANGALI's.
Nick Mar 25, 2012 10:53am
The BCB are real morons. First they try to exclude Tamim Iqbal - one of only two world-class batsman Bangladesh has - from the team for some unknown reasons. Now they try this stunt after they lose the game. I think the Bangla players are pretty committed but the board seems to be made up of real stupid bureaucrats.
Maqbool Mar 25, 2012 10:46am
Behind this all , Awami Leauge . otherwise nothing, they want to spoil the respect what the gain by their players. I can say only SHAME ON ACT OF BCB. If u watch the video the u can see clearly batsman is running and bowler is standing...... now only cry....
ayesha saleem Mar 25, 2012 11:13am
after losing match now they play another game against Pakistan. very sad :( i am really shocked to hear that they try to win Asia cup like this way. i was not accepting it from Bangalies. its really very cheap behavior.
Abid Mar 25, 2012 11:36am
Younas was not out???
Piyal Bin Sayeed Mar 25, 2012 11:37am
The headline itself is a joke. "Bangladesh" is not trying to reverse the result, "BCB" is. When our national team play on the field, they represent our country, so you can use "Bangladesh" to mean our national team. But these BCB members dont represent our country anywhere. So its frustrating to see people associating our country with something only the BCB members are responsible for. I want people of Pakistan to know that no Bangladeshi wanted BCB to take such action. We respect whatever happened & accepted that as part of the game
Shareef Mar 25, 2012 11:38am
I am SHOCKED It is the First Time in my Life to see such LACK of SPORTSMANSHIP
Yameen Mar 25, 2012 11:40am
1992 Semi Final... England V/s. S. Africa... 1 ball and 22 runs... A big example set by South Africans to accept the decisions.
Saif Mar 25, 2012 11:47am
You guys have proved to be "Cry Babies".
Waqas Mar 25, 2012 11:53am
haha! @rajiv agree with you!! Hey Bangladesh we thought you were the new sportsmen of the cricketing world but your this actions show you are just... You have lost , accept it!!
hamayun Mar 25, 2012 12:06pm
i think we sould give the cup back to bengalis in charity as they are used to get charity from us,come on dear wake up and learn to accept ur defeat as u cant win this way every time as it happened in world cup when wasim akram and team gave them a match in charity to their prime minister
Amir Mar 25, 2012 12:06pm
If Cheema did wrong then what about when afridi is blocked?? What about when younis khan and Umar Akmal became victim of wrong decision of umpire?? This is the part of game, if it has to be complained, it must be before the next bowl delivered. There is so much sympathy and love for Bangladeshi Cricket Team in Pakistan as well, so this foolish and childish act of BCB should not be supported in Bangladesh.
Rafay321 Mar 25, 2012 12:08pm
Should i mention that Bengali bowlers blocked Pakistani batsment on more than one occassion. Footages are there for everyone to watch. We will appeal for Umar Akmal and Younis Khan's incorrect umpire decision costing us 2 wickets. I wonder if these Bengalis were sleeping at that time. After loosing the game they had a meeting to find out a way, which i must say is absurd and retarded. The trophy is with us and it is done and dusted. I think these bengali babies are sitll new to the game even after spending more than a decade as test nation. Not to forget their undeserved test status is also a gift from Pakistan.
Rezwanul Islam Mar 25, 2012 12:14pm
I am a Bangladeshi and I think love and appreciation all over the world is more important to us than Asia cup title. Pakistani supporters, players and all cricket fans over the world were beside us. May be this decision to appeal has been taken by any particular BCB official, not by all. Thank you all guys for supporting us. Hope we will be wet of your love in near future. But if Aizaz Cheema would do that intentionally, he should not do this practice further.
Syed Munawar Mar 25, 2012 12:09pm
Sheikh Hasina, The Bangladeshi Prime Minister left quickly after the defeat, she would have awarded the trophy to BD team but she was not courageous enough to face Pakistani winners, what a shame. BD captain did not say a word for Pakistani winning team in spite of that Misbah praised BD players. Just see the mentality of BD prime minister and BD captain, what to talk about BCB official, losers... I demand my praise for BD players be returned.
Azizul Hoque Mar 25, 2012 12:13pm
First of all congratulation Pakistan as now they are the New asia cup champion, i also like to give u thanks guys to appreciate us. I have one question, if BCB appeal to review the final over, why all of your appreciation will go down? Why we will loss respect if BCB appeal to review cheema's attitude when it is in ACC/ICC rules?
Rahaat Mar 25, 2012 12:29pm
I think Bangladesh Team can visit Pakistan. But I would not support this tour if it would happen to support Mustafa Kamal for ICC chief by the PCB.
Turjo Mar 25, 2012 12:34pm
Hafeez Also Told The lie 2 Umpire... So He should be Punnished if u say Umpire is wrong with Umar Akmal and Younus Khan...
Bangla Mar 25, 2012 12:36pm
This is quite outrageous. The Bangla cricketers should immediately announce in the media that this is the board's decision not the players. BCB is undoing all the hard word that the boys put in to earn the respect of the world. As for the incident itself, Cheema was not even looking at Mahmudullah, he was looking at the ball which was thrown at him. BCB you cannot call sour grapes like this. Please retract this ridiculous claim and set things right. ICC should throw any such requests for investigation out the window.
Farid Mar 25, 2012 12:44pm
I replayed that incident. Whether Cheema is deliberately in the way or not is debatable. But in no way would that have changed the outcome of the game. Mahmudullah had played the ball to third man and taken a single. It's not like they were going take 2 runs and Cheema blocked him so that he couldn't run the second. Absolutely no impact on the outcome of the game whatsoever. BCB, come on, don't force the world to take back the respect that your cricketers have earned so bravely.
Waseem Mar 25, 2012 12:45pm
Does anyone Mentioning about shahadat Hossain when he intrupted Shahid Afridi when he is turning back for second. And but our Lala was fast enough , strong enough , brave enough , courages enough & went by the side of bowler , completed the run . And come back to bowler and remind him in friendly & brotherly manners and then hit him a SIX on next ball .this is how Pakistani Cricketer Stands Tall .Bangla brothers need to learn it from us .
TAHIR BAAKZA Mar 25, 2012 12:45pm
Ami Mar 25, 2012 12:37pm
Not forget Umar Akmal and Younis Khan’s wrong decisions also need to be reversed. Also Shahid Afridi Block by Bangladeshi Bowler and he also warn Bangladeshi bowler when he was plying. Why not review all match, instead of last over. Come on Bangladeshi guys, you are acting like a behaving crying Babies.
Raihan u faisal Mar 25, 2012 12:40pm
i think its r8 decision for bcb.Pakitani players always doing such kind of wrong thing.....they done it multan where Rashid latif took catch of alok kapali from field .so its r8 decision....bcoz they destroy cricket...
Ami Mar 25, 2012 12:57pm
Not forget Umar Akmal and Younis Khan’s wrong decisions also need to be reversed. Also Shahid Afridi Block by Bangladeshi Bowler and he also warn Bangladeshi bowler when he was bating. Why not review all match, instead of last over. Come on Bangladeshi guys, you are behaving like a crying Babies.
naeem Mar 25, 2012 01:19pm
bangladesh chief has shown childish approach.Other 29 games won by Pakistan are disputed? We have got u test status for which u still not deserve. think
Hamid shafiq Mar 25, 2012 01:23pm
Pakistan win is great for our nation unity and after win we are more unite and happy every where dancing and happiness. but bangladesh ( Ex east Pakistan) thinking similar at the year of 1971. pakistan and team accpet any loss in the game play with any team. but this remined the day 1972 world cup final match in which pakistan beat india at that time indra gandhi leave stadium when she feels her team lost the match similar here hasina wajid leaved stadium after bangladesh lossed match. its not a good sign for a nation which base on purely nationalism. every nation should respect other nation and accept defeat and work harder to come high. not start blame game and try to win by false allegations on other team. my players fights just like lion in real lion formation not tigers in the from of jackals. long Live pakistan
Aasim Mar 25, 2012 01:30pm
Pakistan may have won the Asia Cup but Bangladesh have definitelty won millions of hearts.
manzoor Mar 25, 2012 01:42pm
Dear Bangla brothers. Being Pakistani, today we have more respect to BD team. Stop your board to spil such a great respect u earned all over in the cricket world. Please do not play politics. The way u played although u lost, but actually u won.
zia ur rehman Mar 25, 2012 01:47pm
well all the congratulations to bangladeshi and pakistani players for putting up a good show and all the entertainment they gave to the cricket lovers. BCB pls dont spoil the efforts of your players and accept the defeat. indian media you referred to 1971 war in your coverage of the final event. have some shame and patience. bangalis though separated are our muslim brothers and some day will stand by us.
khattak Mar 25, 2012 01:54pm
cricket is a gentlemen game,where defeat is accepted with dignity and pride,,,there will be no outcome of this complain launched,,,but a reflection of a state of mind that, is Bangladesh mature enough to retain test cap,,i doubt that,,,,i think that ICC should review there attitude,,,,,and inability of hosting a international game of cricket and there test status.
Tipu Mughal Mar 25, 2012 02:01pm
Comeon if bangladesh are to carry on in this fashion they ahould learn to accept defeat...100 things could have gone either way in the match, Pakistan was just for aizaz cheema, the exact same thing happened when afridi was batting, mortaza came in his way...Grow up BCB and best of luck to all the players!!!
wajid Mar 25, 2012 02:03pm
I think BCB had won the Asia Cup in their dream. They were annoyed when they could not put their hands on it. You can understand it from their behaviour after the match. The players were weeping like school boys. BCB should behave like matured board. It was not a cricket game between two village teams which normaly end with fighting. Neither the on-field umpires noticed any such thing nor they have reported any usual thing.
Farea Mar 25, 2012 02:06pm
Wow! we didn't expect that from them ..I mean like we appreciated them nd thought they're our brothers nd there we go they've shown their real faces : nd it sucks bad :( for you to know whom you gave respect to,now wants to defeat you
Amit Mar 25, 2012 02:17pm
Bangladeshi team still a kid in front of Champ INDIA,PAK & SL.. Hahaha.. Why they cryng so much as they lost ?? Bangla team lucky to play in final.. As Champion INDIA & SL both take lightly tis team.. Only one game in tis asia cup costs heavly for INDIA .. And appeal for last over is so funny.. Its batsman mistake they cannt take run in tat line.. N cheema saved them frm run out if they tried for 2nd run. .hahahaha.. Bangla board knws tat they cannt do better than tis so they stil crying.. Same thng when INDIA lost to BAN in 2007 world cup n after tat BAN team still tat team. .no improvement.. Don overreact BAN team, board n bangla ppl. .:-)
Amit Mar 25, 2012 02:21pm
Bangladeshi team still a kid in front of Champ INDIA,PAK & SL.. Hahaha.. Why they cryng so much as they lost ?? Bangla team lucky to play in final.. As Champion INDIA & SL both take lightly tis team.. Only one game in tis asia cup costs heavly for INDIA .. And appeal for last over is so funny.. Its batsman mistake they cannt take run in tat line.. N cheema saved them frm run out if they tried for 2nd run. .hahahaha.. Bangla board knws tat they cannt do better than tis so they stil crying.. Same thng when INDIA lost to BAN in 2007 world cup n after tat BAN team is still tat improvement..Don overreact BAN team, board n bangla ppl. .:-)
Awais Mukhtar Mar 25, 2012 02:27pm
This match was almost gifted to Bangladesh but still they manage to lose somehow. There are definitely It mean they are not going to improve furhter by shifting blame to other party.
hassan Mar 25, 2012 02:40pm
look bangladesh u have played very well.Why r u doing such things to win.Pak have won.Accept ur defeat
Tariq Mar 25, 2012 02:48pm
The Bengalis are turning out be bad losers, after earning huge respect they have now chosen a tricky road. It seems they also are backing from coming to Pakistan for tests cricket, was that just a trick? This is a clear signal of that nobody is to relay on. Pakistan does really need to think about what we are doing with our nation, we are played with like a nation of idiots! And the reason is at home!
Shahina Mahmud Mar 25, 2012 03:05pm
Bangladeshis have graciously accepted their defeat. What Enayet Hossain Siraj, chairman of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operations committee, & (BCB ) do or say is their problem!! A game is a game. Our team would InshaAllah one day be the world champion!! Institutions often don't show proper sense of responsibility, neither do they reflect mass populations sentiments!! They are often politically biased. Hope a game doesn't turn into hurdles of hatred!!
Kazi Mar 25, 2012 03:06pm
I'm a Bangladeshi. I spite on BCB Chairman and on those politicians who involved in this dirty act. These dirty people doesn't have self-respect even. Shame!! These politicians falling us in a big shame.
Aamir Mar 25, 2012 03:18pm
Bangladesh may have improved their game in the field but they are still underdogs mentally. They need more time to get mature and part of international cricket.
Nandita Mar 25, 2012 03:37pm
It's their right to claim what they own, it's not that they are begging, it's that they should fight for their right !! To set an example that anyone would never use cheating in a match the way Cheema did at the last over !! Cricket is all about honesty and respect !!
Ahmed Mar 25, 2012 03:39pm
Shame on them ...............
Osman Mar 25, 2012 03:46pm
Entire BD cricket team still deserves all the respect for the way they played in the Asia Cup - every game was amazing. However, should BCB seek 5 penalty runs for the incident cited, irrespective of ICC/ACC decision, it will not win BD team any new friends or any new respect. It will have quite the opposite impact at home and abroad. Request BCB not to mix politics with sports.
MAK Mar 25, 2012 04:40pm
If indeed BCB pursues this this it will be one of the most ludicrous and shameful acts ever seen in the cricketing history of the world. Mr. BCB Chairman, a politician to the core and a good-for-nothing sychophant (of his political leader) to the hilt, leave your politics somewhere else. We know you would not know anything better than kicking up controversies around a game that not only brought admiration and affection of world cricket community to the fighting Bangladeshi cricketers but established Bangladesh as a respectable cricket team. As a Bangladeshi let me urge you the BCB - do not spoil the glory that our cricketrs have earned through their honest efforts. True they got lost the game but heroically. Bangladeshi cricketrs do not need your idiotic and disgraceful move to contest the Asia cup outside the cricket ground.
Waseem Chaudhry Mar 25, 2012 04:33pm
So I hope our bangali brothers also going to write ICC & ACA about there Bowler shahadat Hossain who intrupted Shahid Afridi for his second run . Afridi was fast enough , powerful enough , courages enough , Man enough , that he go around the bowler to complete the run and then aknowlodged to bangali bowler in friendly / brotherly manners about his mistake ( which I think was deliberate action of our bangali brother ) before hitting him a huge SIX on the very next ball of him .So I believe BCB can add 5 runs to Pakistani total for this incedent AND then BCB can add the 5 runs to bangali total for Cheema,s last over incedent .And the math says result will be the same at the end that Pakistan is the champion .
Ali Mar 25, 2012 05:43pm
Let the matter be investigated and Bangladesh should be declared the winner if they deserved - no bad feelings or unsporting in this
nyla noor Mar 25, 2012 05:46pm
Bangladesh is jealous from Pakistan's victory because of it they are telling lies that Cheema blocked Mahmudullah's way! shame on Bangladesh team.
Shaukat Ali Mar 25, 2012 06:21pm
Bangladesh Cricket Board simply failed to digest the unexpected defeat. Now they want to play dirty game of politics. Younus Khan and Umar Akmal was given out wrongly by umpires. Shahid Afridi was also blocked while batting. It was also circulating in newspapers that originally prime minister Haseena was supposed to give trophy to winning team but when Pakistan left that pro-indian lady left the ground without giving trophy to Pakistan. This is disgusting attitude. Every pakistani on facebook was praising BD performance in the final despite Pakistan won the match but BD cricket board has chosen to make enemies than friends.............. Frankly speaking BD team is still a baby team,, people still have to see their performance outside BD..... Their record is rediculously poor.
yousufshezan Mar 25, 2012 06:35pm
I am from bangldesh.i am so much disappointed to bcb decision.I don't understand why they doing this.I think most of the people in our country are not supporting it.May be the dirty politics are also involve in this kinds of deceision so they can taken in this kinds of step.Actually this is not supportable things.
usman amjad Mar 25, 2012 07:26pm
This seems to be yet another attempt if creating distances between hearts of the two nations by refering to hatred and enemity by those entrusted to make decisions on our behalf. I hav seen the tears in many eyes when i went to bangladesh and our hearts miss our brothers evr the same. Now when cricket has rekindled the spirit please dont let it diminish, long live the two brotherly nations
rohit Mar 25, 2012 08:00pm
i think that the bangladesh board is begging for the reverse of decision which is very disgusting.pakistan played very well and also appreciated bangladesh performance inspite of this they are asking for reverse of decision.its wrong.
pak Mar 25, 2012 08:01pm
I have seen people in Pakistan actually praising the Bangladeshi team's performance throughout the tornument. This feeling of brotherhood should not be set for doom mere because of dirty politics. The Bangladeshi Government as well as BCB should act responsibly and not let the friendly terms between the Bengalis and Pakistanis be affected just because of a cricket match. work to make sports a way of spreading friendship, not enemity. The people of Bangladesh and Pakistan are just like two brothers from the same mother, lets not spoil this brotherhood because of a cricket match. Peace.
Ali J Mar 25, 2012 08:28pm This clip shows Mashrafee colliding with Shahid Afridi. See the response of Afridi, he even smiled back. Ramiz Raja said the collision was slightly intentional. So if Bangladesh is asking for 5-run penalty then Pakistan should do same. Pakistan still win by 2 runs. YOU DECIDE
Fkhairi Mar 25, 2012 08:28pm
By heart we were with Bangladesh Cricket team after Bangladesh losing Asia Cup and we were sorry for them. Now Bangladesh team players should grow up...they still behave like kids maybe more like girls....CRYING AFTER LOSING....did they lost the hope or they know that they are not strong team to try again....and win. I saw that news that originally that Bangladesh Prime Minister Haseena was supposed to give trophy to winning team but when Pakistan win the cup the extra honourable PM of BD left the ground without giving trophy to Pakistan. This is disgusting attitude. Now BCB is starting something new, actually they could not take the defeat
vijay Mar 25, 2012 08:48pm
i agree with bcb bangladesh deserve the win cheema cheated in last over
Ex_Cricketer Mar 25, 2012 08:56pm
The final match was truly an exciting game.Hats off to the people who was able to distinguish between the joy of the game and dirty politics done by BCB and still having best regards for Bangladeshi people and cricket team.But I am extremely sorry to say the people who started throwing dirt at each other are just dancing in the tune of dirty politics and racial hatred.Your mean words towards the whole nation and cricket team doesn't makes you any different then those BCB politicians.Your claims of brotherhood and dead praises for bd cricket team is equally worthless like the delusional claim filed by BCB.Then again thanks a lot everyone who understood BCB the one at fault,the entire nation got nothing to do with it.Long Live Cricket.Long Live Our brotherhood.
Hina Mar 25, 2012 09:13pm
This is the height. After winning all Pakistanis were of the opinion that even if the match would have won by Bangladesh they would have been happy, since they worked really hard. How silly of them to claim their trophy in such a way. Pakistanis had sympathies for our Bengali brothers but I guess they didn’t deserve. Feelings over ruled!
Farooq Khan Mar 25, 2012 11:00pm
this is very poor comemts from bcb.
manzer Mar 25, 2012 11:04pm
Younus Khan and Umar Akmal was given out wrongly by umpires. Shahid Afridi was also blocked while batting.
AK Mar 25, 2012 11:45pm
Well i am Pakistani but a frequent traveler to Bangladesh for the last 8 years now..... I know there remains a love between the people of both the countries It is only that AL, the politicians will spoil it because of; a. they want to politicize and divide the sentiments of the two nations and b. they are looking for a reason to not visit PK in April. All this discussion will lead to a controversy and hence bad taste
Asif Hussain Mar 25, 2012 11:45pm
I m a Pakistani and request to all my Pakistani brothers and sisters. Please don’t disgraced Bengalis upon any act proceeded by BCB. If you read all comments you will see most of the Bengalis are not agreed with the BCB decision. Instead of criticizing Bengalis we should be ready to pursue the case in ACC or ICC.
Salim Lakhani Mar 26, 2012 12:36am
U have no right to shoot your judgement without getting experts opinion.
enam khan Mar 26, 2012 12:37am
yup. we r kids. and we knocked you out in 2007 world cup and now from this asia cup. You should be ashamed about your media. They said India will score 444. haahha in the end they lost badly
Mansoor Aamir Mar 26, 2012 01:37am
Yes, I also 100% agree to your statement
Aamer Mar 26, 2012 01:59am
Its funny first u look bangladash captian in india match after six he lafing like 9 year old boy & after pakistan match he crying like 6 year old girl o come be a man after losing show sport man sprit
Xaav Mar 26, 2012 02:19am
Agreed... And we love you people no matter what BCB say!!!
mohammad azhar ullah Mar 26, 2012 02:47am
shame on bangali if they want 5 runs so they pak will also req because they also stop afridi way do respect have respect
Tamim Shakib Mar 26, 2012 02:51am
I'm bangladeshi and I feel that what BCB is doing is not good at all. This game was very good and I feel getting politics involved will ruin it and all the effort put in by the bangladeshi players.
kasp Mar 26, 2012 05:16am
bhai Q pakistan ki harani ki duva kar ranha he? :)
Alam Mar 26, 2012 06:33am
Come on guys .It is not 1971, please get out of that mentality.Three important political Bangladeshi heavyweights including the Haseena Wajid ,Khalida Zia and the President were present in the match.None them had the courage ,grace and guts to award the trophy to the Pakistan.We call ourselves Muslims .Shame on us.
sadia moslem(Shakib& Mar 26, 2012 09:00am
Actually we won the match...they should give it back..And not only that when they will give it back then there have to be ceremony....people around..Pakistan whole team.....this is the expectation of all of us..
ranga Mar 26, 2012 10:54am
angladesh team has done great job on field. should be encouraged so that they can do better in futur....
Jayesh Mar 26, 2012 10:55am
Hamid: check your history which 1972 World cup are you taliking about. pak had never defeated india in world cup and also in war of field
ranga Mar 26, 2012 10:58am
that's right nandita. all jaffa's and jafada's making so much noise.
juwairiah Mar 26, 2012 11:23am
I'm a Pakistani,its great that we won the match nd we were feeling vvvvvery sorry for Bangladesh,nd v were really fond of Bangladesh playing cricket like that,but wat r they doing they r losing their respect.Pakistan won the match by their struggle not by cheating.As BCB think that Aziz bai blocked the way of bangla batsman then wat about bangla bowler who blocked the way of lala.I or not just i whole pak would like if bangla stop their doing and become friends with Pakistan and join together.For pak :-),for bangla :-(
Mohammed Yahya USA Mar 26, 2012 11:38am
I m sorry but the objection should have been during the game with the on field empires, if every team starts complaining after the fact then cricket will become a joke, if the video is going to decide then why cricket need empires. regardless of what BCB sa
Muzaffar Mar 26, 2012 01:09pm
It is childish act they weren't playing final on street there were umpires and a match referee too. I agree with that bangali player stopped afridi and there were two wrong decisions went against pakistan but its part of Game.
CUPID I KHAN Mar 26, 2012 01:25pm
No doubt it was amazing final match. Bangladesh played marvelous cricket. It was historical tournament for B.Desh bcoz they did upto their full potential. We all Pakistan's fully support them in Cricket. In fact we are brothers and our cup, our win is also their. We Love Bangladesh We Love Pakistan.
nazikhan Mar 26, 2012 02:44pm
well Bangladesh deserved to win but they couldn't no matter it is not the end of life and cricket Asia cup Was just first Step more steps are waiting Dears I wish BD all The very best:)
chishti Mar 26, 2012 03:20pm
Bangladesh could have won the asia cup if it wasn't for Cheema who blocked mahmudullah from getting runs. We demand a 5 run penalty from Pakistan!If the ACC do not give the 5 runs, then i would call it a fraud.
Sohail Abdullah Mar 26, 2012 03:37pm
There was another case involving Shahid Afridi and a BD bowler with the same incident in the same match!
DK Mar 26, 2012 03:45pm
bangladesh earned my respect only to lose it after 4 days... you lost.. get over it instead of going QQ and crying to change the decision...
Haider Kanji Mar 26, 2012 04:04pm
S.A. Lot of comments have been received. I just want to add that as an independence from Kenya residing in Dubai that BANGLA BOARD should never have given such an absurd comments. It was definately not a deliberate block made by Cheema. Period
Ali Mar 26, 2012 06:32pm
4 runs to win and 3 runs to equalize on last ball. then as they made one run, it means Pakistan won by 2.
Nazir Mar 27, 2012 12:07am
Well played Bangladesh.......but its international cricket, its not something that you play at gali/mohalla. Be matured and accept your defeat. This is how learn and overcome your lackings.
shazi Mar 27, 2012 09:36am
Shame on Bangladesh they don't even deserve Asia cup Because they are still child and if they keep their behavior like this after losing the match like Asia cup final then they would never be able to win world cup , Pakistan no doubt world's most exciting team
ahsan bilal Mar 27, 2012 09:48am
good game not only by Pakistan but also from Bangladesh but at the end we would not have do like this in an very crucial time of match if B Bangladesh want to claim they would have to do in the match this is not a good way to claim after the match that is a cricket match not a joke
Nadim Mar 29, 2012 08:58pm
I cat not agree with the reason ("Bangladesh looking for reason to not to visit Pakistan").Can anybody tall me why Australia will play there match in Serilanka with Pakistan ?