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Court okays cricketer Rubel for World Cup

Court okays cricketer Rubel for World Cup

Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain walking out of Dhaka Central Jail on January 11, 2015 in a case filed over sexual abuse by film actress Nanzin Akhter Happy. Photo: STAR
Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain walking out of Dhaka Central Jail on January 11, 2015 in a case filed over sexual abuse by film actress Nanzin Akhter Happy. Photo: STAR

A Dhaka court today has okayed Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain to play the World Cup 2015 after he was implicated in a case filed over sexual abuse.

The court has excused him from appearing before it for further proceedings and granted him leave for playing abroad in the case filed by film actress Naznin Akhter Happy.

Metropolitan Magistrate Rashed Talukder passed the order after hearing a plea moved on behalf of Rubel Hossain in his presence at the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court.

Therefore, now there is no legal bar for Rubel Hossain to play the World Cup that is to be held in Australia and New Zealand expected to begin in upcoming February.

This apparently clears all confusion regarding whether Rubel will be able to play the topmost cricket event in the world after he was imprisoned in this case.

He landed in Jail on January 8 before securing bail and walking out of Dhaka Central Jail three days later. Happy had tried to move the High Court to remove Rubel from Bangladesh’s World Cup squad and seize his passport until settlement of the case.

The actress had accused Rubel of cheating her into an affair and physical relationship with the promise of marriage and later going back on his words.

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