The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has withdrawn the temporary suspension on fast bowler Shahadat Hossain on 'humanitarian' grounds. He will be allowed to play domestic cricket but will not be considered for the national team until legal matters regarding his alleged crime are resolved.
He was suspended in September 2015 after a case was brought against him and his wife under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act for assaulting their housemaid. They were arrested on October 5 and granted bail in December.
BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said: “The BCB’s disciplinary committee has taken the decision to withdraw the playing ban on Shahadat from humanitarian considerations following an appeal by the player. The ruling, effective from today, is applicable for participation in domestic cricket only. He however, will not be considered for national team selection until his legal issues are settled.”