Bangladesh include Shakib and Rubel in Asian Games squad

Al Hasan was selected despite recently having his six-month ban reduced to three-and-a-half months

Al Hasan recently had his six-month ban reduced to three-and-a-half months

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Bangladesh have included all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and pace bowler Rubel Hossain in their squad for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Al Hasan and Hossain have been brought in as replacements for Sohag Gazi and Al-Amin Hossain, both of whom have been reported for having suspicious bowling actions.

Gazi was reported during the ODI series against the West Indies, while Hossain was reported following the conclusion of the first Test in St Vincent.

Al Hasan should consider himself highly fortunate to be included in the squad as he only recently had his six-month ban reduced to three-and-a-half months.

Al Hasan was banned for his “serious misbehaviour” with head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, and for getting involved in an altercation with a fan during the first ODI against India on June 15.

Bangladesh will be captained by pace bowler Mashrafe Mortaza and will go head to head with teams from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives and South Korea.

Bangladesh squad for Asian Games: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Muktar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed

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