Sabah Mannan of DOT
Former Test pacer Shahadat Hossain has been banned from the ongoing National Cricket League for physically assaulting Arafat Sunny during the second day’s play between Dhaka Division and Khulna Divison at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna. The instant move was made the Bangladesh Cricket Board yesterday; reports The Daily Sun. Arafat reported that Shahadat was not competent to shine one side of the ball, and this angered him to the point that he launched an attack on Sunny.
A BCB tournament committee official disclosed that Shahadat had been brought back from Khulna after he accepted the verdict that assault is considered a Level 4 offense in the BCB’s code of conduct but yet, the player defied the law. The official further added that along with a one-year ban, the player will also be fined Tk 50,000.
It was learned that Shahadat accepted the verdict and returned back home.