Former cricket skipper Mohammad Ashraful, who has been suspended from all forms of the game on the suspicion of fixing matches during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), clarifying his stand on the issue on Tuesday said that he has revealed all details to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
"This is the first time in my 12-year-old career that I am speaking something like this. I have played over 250 matches in my career and have tried to give my best in all of them. I have accepted this fact for the first time that I had wronged. And I have tried to help the ICC in every step. I have not told any lie and you should all wait till the investigation is over," Ashraful said.
"I cannot explain everything, as to how I did all the wrong doings. It is difficult. I hope everyone forgives me for all that I have done. I feel guilty for what I have done and so I have told the ICC of my guilt regarding these things. I have said all this to the ICC for the good of cricket," he added, while clarifying his stand on the issue.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan said Ashraful should not be allowed to play any level of cricket until a full report of the investigation is received.
"As Ashraful has confessed his involvement in fixing to the ACSU (the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit) team, so he should not be allowed to play any level of cricket until we get a full report of the investigation. I have spoken with Ashraful, he told me that he has confessed everything to the ASCU," Hassan said.
Twenty-eight-year-old Ashraful was allegedly paid about one million taka (USD 12,800) to lose the February 2 match, but the cheque he was given later bounced, according to the local media.
He was also allegedly involved in fixing another match 10 days later, against the Barisal Burners, which his team lost by seven wickets, the reports said.
Ashraful became the country's youngest Test centurion in 2001 at the age of 17 and captained Bangladesh between 2007 and 2009.
He played in 61 Test matches and complied 2737 runs for an average of 24. He scored six centuries during his Test career which spanned from 2001 to 2013. In ODIs, Ashraful managed 3468 runs in 177 matches for an average of 22.23.