No central contract for Sabbir

The Bangladesh Cricket Board today decided to ban Sabbir Rahman from domestic cricket for six months for assaulting a cricket fan during a National Cricket League game in Rajshahi on December 21.


  • Banned from domestic cricket for six months

  • Fined Tk 20 lakh


The board has also decided not to keep him in the central contract of national pool. Besides, the board has also slapped him with a hefty fine of taka 20 lakh.

This was disclosed by the board president Nazmul Hassan at his corporate office in Dhanmondi this afternoon.

The board took the decision in line with the recommendation of the disciplinary committee, which acted upon the report from the match referee of the Rajshahi-Dhaka final round game.

Sabbir however will continue to play for the national team. The temperamental right-hand batsman from Rajshahi will be available for selection for the coming tri-nation one-day series that also involves Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.  

Sabbir's short career has been dotted with a number of disciplinary issues and the 26-year-old batsman had earlier faced heavy financial penalties.  

Opener Tamim Iqbal has been fined Tk 5 lakh for making comments regarding the pitch and the outfield during the BPL tournament. BCB president said that his comments regarding the outfield tarnished the image of Bangladesh as they were handed two demerit points by ICC after Australia's Bangladesh tour due to inadequate outfield conditions.


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