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Shakib baned for 3-match

Tk 5 lack fined

Published : 12 Jun 2021 08:33 PM | Updated : 13 Jun 2021 12:53 AM

The BCB has suspended Shakib Al Hasan for three matches and fined him Taka 5 lakh (USD 5800 approx.), having found him guilty of abusing the umpires, groundstaff and equipment during June 11’s Dhaka Premier League T20 match between Abahani Limited and Mohammedan Sporting Club. 

It was a level 3 offence under the BCB’s code of conduct, and Shakib accepted the sanctions. Mohammedan Sporting Club cricket committee chairman Masuduzzaman confirmed this on Saturday and said that they will appeal to BCB so that they can dig why a player of his stature resorted to such behaviour.

''We will appeal to the board and ask them that they must dig the matter and see why Shakib was prompted to take such a step. Naturally, it was not acceptable but at the same time we have to find out why it happened,'' he said.

Shakib, who was leading Mohammedan Sporting Club, against arch-rival Abahani Limited got into trouble with umpires on two occasions.

The first incident took place when his LBW appeal against Mushfiqur Rahim was turned down by umpire Imran Parvez and he furiously kicked the stumps and engaged in a heated conversation with the umpire. In the following over he lost his cool again as he uprooted the stump out of despair and even tried to fix the stump in the opposite direction after umpires called to bring the covers on due to rain.

Shakib also gestured indecently pointing towards Abahani's dressing room while returning back from the field after the game being stopped due to rain. Abahani coach Khaled Mahmud, who is also a director of BCB, was seen coming furiously towards him at that point but it did not turn ugly as batsman Shamsur Rahman came in between to cool things down.

Later, Shakib went to Abahani's dressing room and resolved the matter before returning to the field when the game resumed.

Shakib also apologized to the fans through a statement on his official Facebook page after the match.

"Dear fans and followers, I am extremely sorry for losing my temper and ruining the match for everyone and especially those who are watching from home. An experienced player like me should not have reacted that way but sometimes against all odds it happens unfortunately," wrote Shakib.

"I apologise to the teams, management, tournament officials and organizing committee for this human error. Hopefully, I won't be repeating this again in the future. Thanks and love you all," he added.