BCB to initiate a Probe over Shakib Al Hasan’s Social-Media Post

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BCB to initiate a Probe over Shakib Al Hasan's Social-Media Post

Controversies & Shakib-Al-Hasan go hand-in-hand. Veteran Bangladesh all-rounder, Shakib-Al-Hasan has again landed himself in a controversy as the apex cricket governing body, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has initiated an investigation over his recent social-media post where he announced a partnership with a firm namely Betwinner News.

The legislation at the executive body of the Bangladesh Cricket Board strictly prohibits any cricketer to promote gambling through public channels. Stringent prohibitions are also mentioned in the existing laws of Bangladesh where any establishment or gathering is barred from facilitating gambling activities.

Gambling is strictly restricted in Bangladesh and allowing gambling businesses within the territorial boundaries of the country is in contravention of the law and a punishable offense. With the derogatory posts by Shakib over Twitter, speculations have been raised over the former skipper promoting gambling businesses over social media channels. Hasan had initially deleted the tweet but later reposted it leading to consideration by the board.

BCB serves a legal Notice to Shakib-Al-Hasan over Sponsorship Deal

Addressing the media at a press conference, BCB President Nazmul Hassan said that the board has reviewed the social-media posts by Shakib Al Hasan and served a notice to the athlete for not informing them of any sponsorship deal.

Furthermore, Hassan also mentioned that the board has sought a clarification from Shakib and will not allow it if anything is related to betting. He added by saying Shakib had also not asked for permission and it is a serious issue as gambling is banned in Bangladesh.

Previously, Shakib Al Hasan was banned from international cricket for a year in 2019 after he accepted charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption code. Hasan failed to report two approaches of engaging in corruption at a tri-series in 2018 and in corrupt conduct during an IPL fixture between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in 2019.

Shakib Al Hasan had also landed himself in trouble after he kicked and uprooted the stumps over an LBW decision of an umpire in a domestic game. 

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