Bangladesh Star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan has been banned by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) from all forms of cricket for six months following his threat of quiting playing for Bangladesh after the board refusing to provide an NOC to him for playing in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Addition to the ban, board will not grant an NOC to play in overseas competitions until the end of 2015.

The punishment was handed out because of Shakib’s “serious misbehaviour” with Bangladesh’s new coach Chandika Hathurusingha, and for his altercation with a spectator during the recent first ODI against India in Mirpur. During the first ODI against India, Shakib left the dressing-room, who got involved in a barrel with a spectator, who had harassed Shakib’s wife.

Shakib, who is considered as one of Bangladesh’s leading cricketers, who is also among top all rounders at the moment wanted to play in Caribbean Premier League, whcih need a NOC from board which wasn’t given by the BCB, which lead him to threaten of quitting playing for his national side whcih was exposed by BCB president. But an interesting thing was a day before his ban announced, Shakib said that he never threaten to quit playing for bangladesh and wants to play at least till 2023 Cricket World Cup.

Taking on the ban, BCB president Nazmul Hassan told reporters, “He has a severe attitude problem, which is unprecedented in the history of Bangladesh cricket. We think that his behaviour is such that it’s directly impacting the team.

With over 6,800 international runs and 337 international wickets, Shakib who is far by one of Bangladesh’s brilliant cricketer, will be a huge blow to the Bangladesh team as they will miss his services for West Indies tour in August and September and even some fixtures which still not yet to confirm.

However, won’t be eligible to play even domestic cricket either during this time, and will be allowed to return to national team only just a little over a month before the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.


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