Shakib meets with BCB president to discuss suspension

"Right at this moment we cannot say whether the ban will be reduced or not"

“Right at this moment we cannot say whether the ban will be reduced or not”

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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has met with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan to discuss his six-month suspension.

According to a BCB official, Al Hasan spoke to Hasan about reducing the length of his suspension and was told to send in an appeal, which he is likely to do in the next few days.

“Since he is a contracted cricketer, he always has the chance to appeal,” BCB director Jalal Yunus said. “He met the board president yesterday, requesting him to reduce his sentences. He has been told to appeal, after which we will see what the board decides.

“Right at this moment we cannot say whether the ban will be reduced or not. After he appeals, the board may decide to discuss it in a meeting. Otherwise the board president can take a decision and ratify it in the next board meeting.”

Yunus also revealed that one of the reasons Al Hasan was suspended was due to a commercial breach.

“Sahara complained to us that Shakib posed for a billboard ad wearing a BCB jersey but without their logo,” he said. “He has broken the rule doing this. Shakib actually didn’t ask for the board’s permission while doing this ad. This is one of the charges against him [in the six month suspension].”

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