Bangladesh U-19’s Sozib commits suicide

Young Bangladeshi cricketer Mohammad Sozib has committed suicide at home after not being considered for Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020.

Bangladesh U-19's Sozib commits suicide

The 21-year-old Sozib travelled with Saif Hassan-led Bangladesh side to take part in 2018 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand as a standby player. He was in U-19 Asia Cup squad earlier.

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Sozib had played three List A matches for Shinepukur Cricket Club in Dhaka Premier League.

Sozib played most of his cricket in Rajshahi, the place where he took his own life hanging in his room on Saturday night.

The possible cause of suicide is learnt to be missing out on Bangabandhu T20 Cup. But the right-handed batsman was not even named in the players’ draft.

However, BCB game development manager Abu Enam Mohammad is unsure if missing out on T20 Cup led Sozib to commit suicide.

“Sozib was part of our U-19’s 2018 batch with Saif and Afif (Hossain). He was a standby in the World Cup. He played against Sri Lanka as well as in the Asia Cup. It’s really sad to hear this,” Abu told BDCricTime.

“It’s tough to say whether it’s from depression or anything else. He hasn’t been regular in cricket in past few years. He became too much Rajshahi centric. He played just first division and (Dhaka) Premier League in Dhaka.

“He wasn’t even in the Bangabandhu T20 draft. I don’t know if there is anything to be frustrated. He even played a match in Rajshahi day before yesterday. I cannot say why he did this but what has happened is really saddening.”

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