Sabbir to be punished for threatening fan

Bangladesh cricketer Sabbir Rahman is most likely to be punished again by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after being accused of threatening a fan on social media. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ আবার বিতর্কে সাব্বিরের নাম]

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The 26-year old cricketer is alleged to have abused and threatened the fan after the second ODI of the ongoing three-match ODI series against Windies on Wednesday (July 25). The fan expressed his feeling on his Facebook post after Sabbir’s poor performance in the match.

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Sabbir after seeing the post sent the victim a message with abusive language as well as a threat.

Meanwhile, the BCB chief executive Nizamuddin has said the board is looking into the issue and assured of taking appropriate action against Sabbir for such behaviour.

“We are looking into the matter. The board would take appropriate action after looking into the possible breach in conduct. Players, especially national players, are given definitive guidelines on how to behave with fans and they have been told that they must be very careful when interacting with the public on social media,”  Nizamuddin was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

 “Since it is out in the public and when it has come to the board’s knowledge, if such a breach has occurred it will be referred to the disciplinary committee and appropriate action taken,” he added.

It is not the first time Sabbir has made headlines for a wrong reason. He was punished by the Bangladesh Cricket Board in various occasions in the past with serious disciplinary breach including a six-month ban from the country’s domestic cricket.

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