• Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Shakib appeals for curtailing penalty

Star Online Report
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan

Ace all rounder Shakib Al Hasan today appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to curtail the ban slapped on him for breaching rules.

Shakib came up with the appeal 13 days after BCB suspended him from taking part in any competitive cricket for six months and also barred him from taking part in any foreign competitions until December 31, 2015.

Shakib placed the appeal to the BCB around 12:30pm, Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, chief executive officer of the board, told reporters.

“We will bring it to the notice of board president, after which a decision will be taken,” the official added.

Later, Shakib read out a statement in front of media where he apologised for his early behavior saying that “I will ensure not to repeat my mistakes in the future.”

The left-hander had gotten himself involved in a series of disciplinary issues in the last two months and the suspension was a result of all the events combined.

During Bangladesh's home series against India in June this year, Shakib left the dressing room during an ongoing match and allegedly got into a scuffle with a spectator. The left-hander was called in for a hearing regarding the issue after the series.

Then the all-rounder defied the board's authority and left the country to take part in the CPL without obtaining a NOC from the BCB.

The breaking point, however, was reached when the board learned through a letter from coach Chandika Hathurasingha that the 27-year-old, after an argument with the coach before leaving for the West Indies, had threatened to quit ODI and Test cricket.

Speaking to reporters on July 7, BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon said, “The series of disciplinary breaches show that he has a severe attitude problem, the extent of which we have never seen in a Bangladesh national player.

Earlier, Shakib was banned for three ODIs during the Asia Cup for displaying a lewd gesture on live television. He was amongst controversy yet again when he spoke against Bangladesh's fans in an interview with a Bengali daily during the World T20.

Published: 1:46 pm Sunday, July 20, 2014

Last modified: 10:17 pm Sunday, July 20, 2014

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