Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been suspended from the national team for the next three ODIs and fined Tk 3 lakh for breaching the Code of Conduct.
A BCB inquiry has found the player guilty of making an inappropriate gesture on live television during the 2nd one-day international between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on February 20, 2014 at the SBNCS, Dhaka.
Shakib appeared at a disciplinary hearing of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today and admitted the offense and accepted responsibility for the behaviour.
The incident occurred during the 33rd over of the innings, after Shakib had gotten out. He returned to the dressing room and, bare-chested with a towel wrapped around his torso, took a seat at the front of the viewing area. When the camera focused on him for a few seconds, he looked straight at the lens and gestured indecently at his private parts.
BCB Acting Chief Executive Officer Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said: “Shakib was repentant for the incident and readily accepted that the behaviour was unbecoming of a player of his experience and stature. We also reminded him that his action was unacceptable.”
After reviewing the matter, the board has decided to impose the following penalties on the cricketer as per the provisions under the BCB’s Code of Conduct: