Sabbir denied contract, faces ban and fine

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:50, Jan 01,2018 | Updated: 18:50, Jan 01,2018


Sabbir Rahman.-- AFP photo

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday denied batsman Sabbir Rahman a national contract after he assaulted a cricket fan during a National Cricket League match in Rajshahi last week.

The BCB also recommended a ban of six months for Sabbir from domestic cricket and Tk 20 lakh as fine for him to the disciplinary committee.

BCB president Nazmul Hasan confirmed the punishment while speaking to reporters at his Beximco office in Dhanmondi. 

The BCB punished Sabbir as he was involved in an incident that took place on the second day of NCL the final round match in Rajshahi on December 21.

During one of the innings break, Sabbir physically assaulted a boy behind the sight screen after he was taunted the young fan.

The 26-year old batsman Sabbir also allegedly behaved aggressively with match referee Showkatur Rahman when the batsman was called on the third day for a hearing.

Sabbir, who had already earned the unwanted tag of Bangladesh cricket’s ‘bad boy’ for his poor on-field and off-the-field actions was penalised 30 per cent of his BPL contract money in 2016 for taking a female guest to hotel room.

Meanwhile, in another development, the BCB fined batsman Tamim Iqbal Tk five lakh for his comments over pitch during recent BPL. 



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