Sabbir Rahman Fined BDT 50,000 By BCB For Alleged Racial Abuse And Stone-Throwing At Elias Sunny

Sabbir Rahman Fined BDT 50,000 By BCB For Alleged Racial Abuse And Stone-Throwing At Elias Sunny

Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh (Photo-Twitter)
Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh (Photo-Twitter)

Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman has been fined BDT 50,000 (the US $590 approx.) by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for racially abusing and throwing stones at Elias Sunny during the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) 2021 T20 tournament.

Rahman was representing the Legends of Rupganj team and Elias Sunny was playing for the Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. The incident took place on Wednesday (June 16) at the BKSP 3 ground in Dhaka.

Rahman had arrived at the ground to play Rupganj’s match against Partex Sporting Club at the BKSP-4 ground when he allegedly racially abused and threw stones at Sunny, who was fielding at the time. Along with him, Dhanmondi Club manager Sultan Mahmud has also been fined, although the specific reason for it was not revealed.

Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh (Photo-Twitter)
Sabbir Rahman (Photo-Twitter)
“After an extensive hearing session the Technical Committee has decided to take the following disciplinary measures: fine of BDT 50,000.00 each for Shabbir Rahaman of Legends of Rupganj and Sheikh Jamal’s Manager Sultan Mahmud,” said a released statement.

Sabbir Rahman teased ‘Kalo’ to Elias Sunny and threw stones; did it before as well

Sunny had told ESPNcricinfo on Wednesday that Sabbir Rahman had abused him during the June 13 match also, and the June 16 incidents were a continuation of that. However, the accused had earlier denied such claims.
“Sabbir started abusing me when I was batting against Rupganj on June 13. I asked him thrice whether he himself understood what he was saying, but he kept repeating it. I got angry, after which the umpires had to separate us.
“But he kept calling me “kalo” (black, referring to his skin colour) repeatedly from the outfield. We won the match so I didn’t react too much.
Elias Sunny
Bangladesh bowler Elias Sunny (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)
“During today’s (Wednesday’s) match, when we were fielding, Rupganj’s bus had arrived near the BKSP 3 ground. He started teasing me with the same “kalo, kalo“. I didn’t react at first. But shortly afterwards, he threw a stone at me. I maintained the protocol by telling the umpires. Play was stopped for a while. I also spoke to the match referee,” Sunny revealed.
The 29-year-old keeps landing himself in trouble often, for this is not the first case of his misdemeanour. In 2017. his central contract was scrapped after he physically assaulted a fan during a first-class match. In 2018, he received a six-month ban for abusing a fan on social media. During the 2015 BPL, he also lost half his BPL salary for a serious breach of discipline.
Rahman has represented his country in 11 Tests, 66 ODIs, and 44 T20Is; his last international appearance came in September 2019.

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