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Shakib Al Hasan banned for 6 months by BCB; cannot participate in overseas T20 leagues till 2015 end

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Shakib al Hasan has been banned from playing domestic T20 leagues till the end of 2015 © Getty Images

By Shiamak Unwalla

Jul 7, 2014

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has been banned from international cricket for six months by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) following his threat to quit playing for Bangladesh due to the board refusing to provide him with an NOC to play in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Shakib, who is one of Bangladesh’s leading cricketers, wanted to play in the cash-rich Caribbean Premier League, but was not given an NOC by the BCB, thus leading to him threaten to quit playing for his national side. This prompted the board to take the harsh call of banning him from the international game for six months, while also banning him from playing in any foreign Twenty20 (T20) league till the end of 2015. Shakib’s ban has been attributed to what the BCB president referred to as a “severe attitude problem.”

Hassan said Shakib was travelling to the Caribbean without any clearance from the BCB, and had also “misbehaved” with coach Chandika Hathurusinghe. He gave no further details. “This morning he called me. He thought that he had the NOC (No objection certificate). He did not have any. He admitted that he misbehaved with the coach. He apologised for the misbehaviour,” Hassan said.

Shakib, who for years has been the world’s leading all-rounder and is one of Bangladesh’s finest cricketers, could not be contacted for comment. Hassan said Shakib had a history of disciplinary problems.

“We want to give a clear message: if it is repeated, he might be banned for life. There will be no compromise when it comes to discipline,” he said.

On Sunday Shakib returned to Dhaka and denied that he had made any threat to quit international cricket. “I want to play cricket for another ten years,” he said.

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 is by far one of Bangladesh’s most talented and talismanic cricketers, and his loss will be a huge blow to the Bangladesh team.

With inputs from AFP.

(Shiamak Unwalla is a reporter with Cricket Country. He is a self-confessed Sci-Fi geek and Cricket fanatic who likes to pass his free time by reading books, watching TV shows, and eating food. Sometimes all at the same time. You can follow him on twitter at @ShiamakUnwalla)

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