BCB director questions axing of Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan was sacked following Bangladesh’s dismal performance against Zimbabwe recently AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Dhaka: Sep 18, 2011

Bangladesh Cricket Board director Enayet Hossain Siraj has questioned the axing of Shakib Al Hasan as captain, as the authorities meet to appoint a new skipper ahead of the West Indies tour.

Shakib was sacked following Bangladesh’s dismal performance against Zimbabwe recently.

Siraj was highly critical of the process used to get rid of Shakib.

“Even a person condemned to death gets the opportunity to defend himself. My question is, was Shakib given this opportunity? I don’t think so,” Siraj argued.

“There is a code of conduct for the contracted players and you have to first see whether they breach it or not before taking any disciplinary action. And without any hearing you can’t reach a final decision.”

West Indies will play one Twenty20, three One-Day Internationals and two Tests in a tour running from Oct 7 to Nov 2.