Ashraful leaves for Hajj
Mazhar Uddin

Ashraful was banned from all forms of cricket after he confessed over fixing, flew to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

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Former Bangladesh captain and banned cricketer Mohammad Ashraful flew to Saudi Arabia yesterday to perform Hajj. He was banned from all forms of cricket after he confessed over fixing matches in the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He is expected to return at the end of October.

Recently Indian pacer S Sreesanth was handed a lifetime ban after his involvement with spot fixing in the Indian Premier League and it created more tension for the 29-year-old Ashraful.

“The Indian board has banned Sreesanth for life, I don’t know what will happen to me, I am tensed,” said Ashraful.

“To be honest I am not feeling well at all, cricket is my first love but at the moment I am not able to play the game which is frustrating,” added Ashraful.

However, Ashraful is looking forward to stay with cricket as he plans to become a coach of an English medium school after returning from Hajj.

“At the moment I am only thinking about Hajj and after returning from there I will think about coaching seriously,” he said.

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