Bangladesh Cricket Board Hands Shahadat Hossain Five-Year Ban For Assaulting Teammate

Updated: 19 November 2019 18:36 IST

Fast bowler Shahadat Hossain has been banned for five years by the Bangladesh Cricket Board after he assaulted teammate Arafat Sunny in a national cricket league match.

Bangladesh Cricket Board Hands Shahadat Hossain Five-Year Ban For Assaulting Teammate
Shahadat Hossain has played 38 Tests and 51 one-day internationals for Bangladesh. © AFP

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday banned former national team fast bowler Shahadat Hossain for five years, two of them suspended, after he assaulted a teammate in a match. The temperamental Shahadat was reported by umpires after he was seen to slap and kick a teammate during a National Cricket League match on Sunday. The national federation suspended two years of the ban but Shahadat, who admitted a charge of "physical assault", was also fined 300,000 taka (USD 3,540), the board said.

Shahadat, 33, attacked young bowler Arafat Sunny Jr during a game between Dhaka and Khulna after an argument over how to shine the ball, a board official said.

"Considering his past behaviour we decided to punish him for five years. The last two years of his ban will remain suspended," said BCB technical committee chief Minhajul Abedin.

Shahadat could have been banned for life.

Shahadat, who played 38 Tests and 51 one-day internationals for Bangladesh, spent nearly two months in detention in 2015 after he and his wife were accused of torturing an 11-year-old girl they employed as a maid. They were cleared when it came to trial however.

Shahadat hit the headlines again in 2018 when he allegedly beat a rickshaw driver for hitting his car in Dhaka.

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Highlights
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board banned Shahadat Hossain for five years
  • The BCB banned Hossain after he was involved in a brawl with teammate
  • Shahadat has played 38 Tests and 51 ODIs for Bangladesh
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