Shakib likely to be banned for 18 months
Published: 11:01 AM, 29 October 2019 Updated: 12:23 PM, 29 October 2019
Shakib Al Hasan
A cold war between Shakib Al Hasan, test and T20 captain of the Bangladesh National Team and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is going on which results could lead to 18 months banned for him from the national team. Recently, BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon indirectly blamed Shakib for Tigers’ huge defeat at home against the young Afghans after England World Cup.
“Our U-19 team also has the ability to beat Afghanistan in the Test,” Papan told reporters alleging that when he went to investigate regarding ‘who changed the team’s plan at the last minute’ he became ‘villain’ to the cricketers.
“I think we could win the Test against Afghanistan if we played U-19 team. Afghans challenged us at the last minute and defeat us in our home ground! Where big countries can’t even beat us...Who reversed everything we had planned? Why? I think I have done a great wrong when finding the answer from inside. I wanted to why the wicket that we made was not played.”
He said that Shakib had picked the spinning-wicket against the Afghans by himself. “Anyone I ask, says that Shakib wants to play in this wicket. But at the end of the game, Shakib said ‘bad wicket!’”
Papan added that Shakib changed the team’s batting order in the second innings of the match. “I knew nothing about that change. Shakib opened the opening with Mushfiq, I did not even know it! But the news has come through, saying that ‘everything has been done from above’.”
Meanwhile, it is reported that Shakib does not want to tour India. So what will happen if Shakib does not come to the end? From Monday afternoon till night, he has taken extreme privacy and silence. But as the night progressed, the news continued to come in the spotlight.
Some of the board’s directors seemed to say “Whether Shakib will go to India or not — it is not a big deal. But the matter is ‘can Shakib go?’ after what happens with the Board.”
According to concerned sources from the board, the fact Shakib does not want to go to India — this is not true. In fact, he can’t go. He may be banned for six months at the ICC’s Anti Corruption Bureau where the charges against him are huge.
It is learned that he remained silent even after getting proposal for match-fixing from jugglers. So what is the fate waiting for Shakib? All that will be known on Tuesday.