Shakib Al Hasan Controversy
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Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has predictably faced harsh consequences for his actions following his rowdy behaviour against the umpires in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League. Shakib Al Hasan had invited the spotlight on him for all the wrong reasons as his shocking act caused the cricketing fraternity to criticize him. The 34-year old will now have to stay out from three games and copped a fine of $5800.

A clip of Shakib Al Hasan went viral within a few minutes where he lost composure twice during the match between Mohammeden and Abahani. The spin-bowling all-rounder once kicked the stumps in frustration after the on-field umpire denied an LBW appeal against his Bangladesh teammate Mushfiqur Rahim. Secondly, when the umpires called for the covers to protect the pitch from rain, Shakib marched from mid-off and uprooted the stumps.

Shakib Al Hasan DPL Photo Credit: (Twitter)
Shakib Al Hasan DPL Photo Credit: (Twitter)

Kazi Inam Ahmed revealed that the match referee’s report underlined that Shakib Al Hasan committed two offences – kicking the stumps and throwing the same. Hence, he has been given a ban for three matches and fined Taka five lakhs.

“The match referee’s report said that he committed two offences. He kicked the stumps and threw down the stumps. For this, Shakib Al Hasan has been sanctioned for three matches and fined Taka 5 lakh,” Ahmed revealed.

The match referee’s report said that Shakib Al Hasan committed two offences: Kazi Inam Ahmed

Shakib Al Hasan DPL Photo Credit: (Twitter)
Shakib Al Hasan DPL Photo Credit: (Twitter)

Though Shakib’s team won the match comfortably, his behaviour was the one that remained at the centre of attention. Even as the veteran issued a statement apologizing on his official Facebook page for his behaviour, his act came under a Level III offence. Hence, the chairman of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM), Kazi Inam Ahmed, has formed a five-member panel, including himself, to investigate the incident.

“The board president is very much concerned about this [outburst], and wanted to know the root cause: why did it happen? He has asked us to do an investigation before the board meeting this week. A committee has been formed including myself, [BCB directors] Jalal Yunus, Naimur Rahman, Sheikh Sohel and Raqibul Hasan, the chief match referee [and BCB CEO BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury]. We will hear from all the managers and captains of all the clubs, about any objection, incident or [contentious] decision during this Dhaka Premier League,” Ahmed said as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.

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