BCB ban Shahadat Hossain for 5 years
Fast bowler Shahadat Hossain was in the spotlight since yesterday after it was announced that he is likely to face a one-year ban due to physical assault with another player. But he has been hit with even a bigger blow as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have banned him for 5 years with 3 lakh tk fine.
Chief selected Minhajul Abedin Nannu announced on Tuesday afternoon about the ban. Shahadat was involved in a clash with his Dhaka Division’s team-mate Arafat Sunny Jnr. It all began after Sunny admitted that he did not know how to shine the ball during a National Cricket League final round fixture against Khulna on Sunday.
Shahadat slapped the 24-year old Sunny and the other players had to get involved and stop the fast bowler during the clash on the field.
The fast bowler was withdrawn immediately from NCL after the clash and he was sent back home with the match referee reporting the matter to the NCL technical committee.
Shahadat made headlines in the past as well with similar kind of incident. He has behind bars back in 2015 for assaulting his domestic help and has also been involved in a fight with an auto-rickshaw. Considering all the past events, it was quite clear that BCB were about to take serious action.
It might be the end of the cricketing career for the 33-year old fast bowler as the five-year ban means he will be to make a comeback to the field when he turns 38.