Bangladesh international Sabbir Rahman, who was earlier omitted from the team’s Asia Cup squad, has been banned from international cricket for six months for multiple disciplinary breaches.
Bangladesh international Sabbir Rahman, who was earlier omitted from the team’s Asia Cup squad, has been banned from international cricket for six months for multiple disciplinary breaches.

Bangladesh international Sabbir Rahman, who was earlier omitted from the team’s Asia Cup squad, has been banned from international cricket for six months for multiple disciplinary breaches.

“We recommended six month ban from international cricket and it will be implemented from tomorrow,” said BCB director Ismail Haider. “He is yet to play domestic cricket for his earlier ban that is expected to end this September. But today we had taken this decision for his Facebook post. Though he said that it was hacked, we don’t have the mechanism to verify that,” he added.

Rahman had allegedly used foul language and threatened two fans via his personal facebook account of Shabbir Rahaman Roman – used in BCB’s official emails. The account has now been deactivated.

Earlier this year, Rahman was stripped of his central contract and banned from domestic cricket for six months after the 26-year-old had physically assaulted a young fan during during a National Cricket League match.

He was also reprimanded for hitting teammate Mehedi Hasan during the Afghanistan series in India and was  was fined 30 per cent of his BPL contract money for taking a female guest into his hotel room.

“Now he is banned from international cricket but we have warned him that if he continues in this manner he will be handed with a lengthy ban,” Ismail said. “He repented for his action. According to our finding he has lost around Tk 1.5 crore due to his earlier punishments. Some rectify and some don’t. Probably he has been lacking in guidance while there is a possibility that he is mixing with wrong people.”