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Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman is in hot water once again as an investigation has been launched after he allegedly assaulted a fan during a first-class match in Rajshahi last week.
According to reports, on the second day of Rajshahi Division’s National Cricket League match against Dhaka Metropolis, a fan made a sound that was aimed at Sabbir during the innings break, which he took exception to.
Sabbir subsequently received permission to leave the ground during an innings break and went behind the sight screen, where he allegedly assaulted a young boy, who had been brought to the ground by an acquaintance of Sabbir’s.
It is understood that the reserve umpire witnessed the incident and reported it to match referee Showkatur Rahman, who then passed it on to Akram Khan, the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) cricket operations committee chairman.
Furthermore, it was reported that Sabbir was “aggressive” towards Showkatur after the match referee spoke to him about the incident on the third day of the match.
The 26-year-old is supposedly being investigated for a level-4 offence, which carries a penalty of being banned for numerous matches and a fine of Tk 5 lakh (approximately US$6,000).
Speaking to the Prothom Alo newspaper, Sheikh Sohel, vice-chairman of the disciplinary committee, said: “The moment I get the report, we will call him. But after seeing the report if we feel we don’t need to talk to him, we will quickly mete out the punishment.”
This isn’t the first time Sabbir has been in trouble for his actions as last year, he was fined Tk 12 lakh (approximately US$14,000) by the BCB for “serious off-field disciplinary breaches” during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).