Jahurul's double act | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 25, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 25, 2013

Jahurul's double act

Young students at the Clemon Indoor University Cricket Tournament were shocked to see a national cricketer, Jahurul Islam, play among them at the Shaheed Sohrawardi Indoor Stadium yesterday. The shock must have been greater among those who knew that he was captaining BCB North Zone against Walton Central Zone in the Bangladesh Cricket League final, with the third day due to start just hours later, from 1 pm onwards.
The batsman, who was included in the 15-man squad that will be touring Sri Lanka next month, scored 49 runs off 16 balls and guided Dhaka University to a 93-run victory over Daffodil International University yesterday.
BCB North Zone's team manager Debabrata Paul told reporters that the batsman had not taken permission to play in the indoor tournament. However, the player reported in time for the ongoing BCL final.
Chairman of the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) cricket operations committee, Enayet Hossain Siraj, told The Daily Star that if Jahurul indeed played in the indoor tournament, it was a clear violation of his central contract with the BCB. “We are expecting a report from his team manager soon. His act, if committed, is an audacious one and certainly a punishable offence.”
Jahurul is one of the cricketers under the central contract system of the BCB, contracted in Grade C, and thereby subject to the code of conduct of the game's governing body.

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