File picture of Shakib Al Hasan.© AFP
Bangladesh all-rounder on Thursday cancelled an endorsement take care of a betting website hours after the Bangladesh Cricket Board issued an ultimatum to him to both ditch it or face the axe by the nationwide crew. “Shakib gave a letter to us saying that he was terminating his contract with Betwinner information and eradicating all posts from his social media pages relating to the deal,” BCB cricket operations chief Jalal Yunus advised AFP. Shakib final week introduced a partnership with Betwinner information, a portal operated by the playing agency primarily based on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.
He wrote on his social media pages that it was the “one and solely supply of sports activities information!”
All types of playing are unlawful in Bangladesh — though it’s rampant throughout cricket matches when underground punters exploit a quick delay between reside play and official broadcasts — and cricket directors had been fast to hunt a proof from the participant.
BCB president Nazmul Hassan on Thursday mentioned they’d requested Shakib to decide on between the nationwide crew and Betwinner and the difficulty was non-negotiable.
“There is no such thing as a query of second ideas,” he advised reporters. “He has to come back out of this, in any other case, he is not going to be within the squad,” Nazmul mentioned in Dhaka.
Shakib had been extensively anticipated to take over the Bangladesh Twenty20 aspect as captain for the upcoming Asia Cup within the UAE and lead the aspect to the following Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in October and November. However the captaincy was not even a topic for dialogue until he cancelled the Betwinner deal, Nazmul added.
“He will not even be within the crew. There is no such thing as a scope for negotiation. We’re clear about this,” he mentioned. The announcement of the Asia Cup squad has been delayed for a day pending Shakib’s determination, he added.
The Worldwide Cricket Council banned the all-rounder for 2 years — one among them suspended — in 2019 after he did not document corrupt approaches. Bangladesh reappointed Shakib as Check captain in June following the resignation of.
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