Bangladesh Cricket Board Issues Investigation For Shakib Al Hasan’s Social Media Activity

 Bangladesh Cricket Board Issues Investigation For Shakib Al Hasan’s Social Media Activity

Shakib Al Hasan and Nazmul Hassan (Image Source: Twitter)

Shakib Al Hasan is known as one of the most decorated cricketers for Bangladesh. However, back in 2019, the Governing Body of Cricket banned him for one year on charges of failing to report a corrupt approach from an Indian bookmaker. Now, he put himself in more trouble as he shared a post on his Twitter and Instagram related to endorsing a betting company on 2 August 2022.

Meanwhile, that social media activity did not please the Bangladesh Cricket Board. They are going to investigate a post from him endorsing a sports betting company. As per existing laws in Bangladesh, there is a prohibition on the facilitation and promotion of any gambling-related activities.

Here is the shared post on Twitter:

“Bangladesh Cricket Board will investigate a recent social-media post from Shakib Al Hasan” – Board president Nazmul Hassan

According to a report in Cricbuzz, Board president Nazmul Hasan confirmed that the veteran all-rounder will get a show-cause notice for his activity. He said: “Bangladesh Cricket Board will investigate a recent social-media post from the all-rounder announcing his partnership with a company called “Betwinner News. There are two things. Firstly there is no chance of taking permission because we won’t give permission. If there is anything related to betting we won’t give any permission.”

On 4 August 2022, the Board members also had a meeting regarding the investigation of the shared post of Shakib Al Hasan. “That means he did not ask any permission from us. Second, we have to know whether he had really signed a deal or not. In the meeting, the issue was raised and we said how can it happen because it is impossible. If that happens ask him immediately. Serve him notice and ask him how it happened because the board will not allow it. If it is related to betting we won’t allow that. We have said that today,” he added.

Meanwhile, Nazmul also assured that proper inquiry will happen as it concerns the country’s law. “First, we have to know what he has done. This (betting-related activities) is not only in cricket but in this country it is prohibited and the law does not permit it. This is a serious issue. We cannot depend on Facebook postings or things like that we have to investigate it. If it is true, then the board will take necessary steps,” Nazmul Hassan concluded.    

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