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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has attended a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hearing over his alleged altercation with a fan during the first ODI against India in Mirpur on June 15.
According to sources, Al Hasan got involved in a heated confrontation with a man who was harassing his wife during the rain delay.
BCB directors Akram Khan and Jalal Yunus, along with acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, were all present during the hearing to listen to Al Hasan’s side of the story.
Even though Al Hasan claimed that he had not hit the spectator, he could still be punished for leaving the dressing room during an international match.
“I left the dressing-room and that is against the rules,” Al Hasan said. “However, I was not aware of that rule. So from that point, I do have a fault but let’s see what happens and wait for the decision. I don’t regret it. I did not raise my hand. There were others, there was security, but I did not raise my hand. But yes, I was there.
“I will continue with the case. I heard that in the case of eve-teasing there is no bail, so I don’t know how that boy got bail. I am serious about this issue. I think an example needs to be set. It [eve-teasing] happens a lot in Bangladesh. This should be an example.”