BCB urges media to stay away from Shakib
Former Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan has returned Bangladesh last night. After a long 164 days, he has returned Bangladesh from the USA. Shakib will be playing in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka in October. Shakib will be training on BKSP ground to prepare himself for Sri Lanka series. Hence, BCB authorities urged all the media to keep away from Shakib.
International cricket council (ICC), imposed a two year ban on shakib for violating ICC’s anti corruption code of conduct. Shakib was punished for failing to report a gambler’s offer. Initially he was banned temporarily, but after he was proven guilty a two year ban was imposed on him. Later, the ban was reduced to one year after Shakib confessed his guilt.
The tenure of the imposed ban will end on October 29. He is expected to play in the Test series against Sri Lanka as soon as the ban expires. He will practice in BKSP’s training ground individually. After his ban expires, he will fly to Sri Lanka to join the team. Bangladesh cricket board has urged the media to stay away from Shakib in order to avoid any kind of inconvenience.
Akram Khan, the head of the BCB’s cricket management department, said:
“There is a ban from the ICC and I would urge you (the media) that everything is fine so far so that nothing goes against it in the end as per the rules of AKSU. Please Consider it for a little while and officially we’ll be working with him from the 29th October. Before that, if our coach wants to help him, he can go and do it personally”.
When it was asked if Shakib’s return would be as Captain and the preparation process, chief selector Minhazul Abedin Nannu said,
“The issue of captaincy is a matter for the BCB, it does not come from our selection panel. I can’t say anything at this moment. Because, the team management will decide how to do what. His ban is until October. What to do next, team management will decide, I can’t say anything until the head coach comes. ‘