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Sabbir Rahman investigated for assaulting fan

 Sports Desk Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 01:05 PM, 29 December 2017   Updated: 09:43 PM, 3 January 2018

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Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman faces possible punishment after he assaulted a fan in the middle of a first-class match in Rajshahi last week.

The incident took place on the second day of Rajshahi Division`s National Cricket League game against Dhaka Metropolis.

According to the reports, during one of the innings breaks, a supporter made a noise directed at Sabbir, Sabbir took permission from the on-field umpires to leave the ground and then went behind the sightscreen and assaulted a young boy.

The matter was first noticed by the match referee, then he reported to the BCB`s cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan and forwarded it to the board`s disciplinary committee.

According to sources, Sabbir was also acted quite ‘aggressive’ with match referee Showkatur Rahman, when he called him on the third day of the game to investigate the incident.

Sheikh Sohel, the vice-chairman of the disciplinary committee, said that Sabbir would be conducted to heavy punishment if found guilty. In the case of level-4 offenses, penalties include multiple-match bans in addition to a fine of Tk 5 lakh (US$6,000 approx).

It is noted that Sabbir was faced disciplinary action in multiple times before and the most severe case was in 2016 when the BCB fined him Tk 12 lakh (US$14,000 approx) for off-field disciplinary breaches during the Bangladesh Premier League.

Daily Bangladesh /Adnan