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BCB set to take legal action against Shakib Al Hasan


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is all set to issue a show-cause notice to Test and Twenty20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan in accusation of violating board’s terms and conditions.

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The catastrophe came in light after the ace all-rounder made a deal to become the brand ambassador of country’s prominent telecom company Grameen Phone.

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The board’s authority said Shakib will have to provide a satisfactory reply for his action.

BCB president Nazmul Hasan told daily Kalerkantho, “He cannot make this agreement [with a telecom company] and why he cannot make this agreement is clearly stated in our contract paper,” 

“Robi [Telecom] was our title sponsor and Grameenphone did not bid and instead they grabbed few cricketers by paying them TK One or Two Crores. What happened in the end? The board lost TK 90 Crores in three years,” he said.

Mentioning that BCB will take legal action against Shakib, the board president said, “We are going into legal action. We cannot spare anyone in this regard. We will ask for compensation. We will seek compensation from the company as well as from the player.

“I heard about it [on October 23] and asked to sent legal notice to Grameenphone to claim compensation. I asked to send a letter to Shakib for explanation. We must give him a chance to show he didn’t break the rule. To us it seemed that it was something like ‘give a damn to the board’ and if that is the case we will take tough action,” he added.

BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told that as every cricketer is under national contract, they are bound to take permission from the board prior to getting involved with any other commercial dealing.

“‘We were not aware of his [Shakib’s] deal with Grameenphone,” said Nizamuddin. “Usually what happens is we don’t encourage players to have any commercial deal with a company that can have conflict with the national sponsors,” said Nizamuddin.

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