Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been slapped with a three-match ban along with a fine of USD 5800 by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for his violent behaviour during a Dhaka Premier League game on June 11.
The all-rounder has been found guilty after he vented out his frustration on the umpire and the stumps in a game between Abahani Limited and Mohammedan Sporting Club.
The unpleasant incident took place after the on-field umpire Imran Parvez turned down an LBW appeal by Shakib. In response, the 34-year-old cricketer angrily kicked and uprooted the stumps. Later, Shakib was also involved in a heated argument with the ground staff and the opposition dugout.
As reported by ESPNcricinfo, Kazi Inam Ahmed, the chairman of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) - the BCB sub-committee that oversees all Dhaka leagues explained, "The match referee's report said that he committed two offences. He kicked the stumps and threw down the stumps. For this, Shakib Al Hasan has been sanctioned for three matches and fined Taka five lakh.”
The star Bangladeshi all-rounder is not foreign to controversies. Over the years, Shakib has often made headlines for his inappropriate behaviour on and off the field. The BCB has also reprimanded the cricketer for his ‘poor attitude’ in the past.
Even today, Shakib remains the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his country across all formats. He is also a well-travelled T20 cricketer, who features in various T20 leagues across the world and is an integral part of the Kolkata team in the Indian T20 League.
Shakib will likely be seen in action at the international level when Bangladesh tour Zimbabwe to play a one-off Test, followed by the ODI and T20I series.
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