On Tuesday, 10-year ban was imposed by Bangladesh Cricket Board on the bowler who intentionally conceded 92 runs off just four legal deliveries in a protest against umpiring decisions in a match that his team obviously lost.
Shujon Mahmud of Lalmatia Club was found guilty by the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) of bringing such disrepute to the game.
Lalmatia Club were barred indefinitely from competition along with their coach, captain and manager punished with five-year bans from the Dhaka Second Division League.
In a 50-over match last month, Lalmatia Club were dismissed for just 88 off 14 overs before their opponents Axiom Cricketers reached 92/0 off four legal balls.
Shujon bowled thirteen wides and three no-balls in the first over, all of which crossed the boundary rope as four byes and costed his side 80 runs. Axiom opener Mustafizur Rahman smashed three fours off Shujon’s four legitimate balls, to take his side home in just 0.4 overs.
The cricket board also handed a 10-year ban to another bowler Tasnim Hasan and blacklisted his club Fear Fighters after they threw a separate match in similar fashion. ”We have found in our investigations that the bowlers bowled extras deliberately to ruin the sketch of our cricket,” The Board’s disciplinary committee chief Sheikh Sohel told at a press briefing.
Rohit Reshammiya Hashmi