BCB terminates Sabbir contract

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Sports desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has terminated the contract of all-rounder Sabbir Rahman and fined him Tk 20 lakh for assaulting a cricket fan during a game of the National Cricket League.

Besides, he will not be able to play in any domestic game in the next six months.

The incident took place on the second day of Rajshahi Division’s National Cricket League game against Dhaka Metropolis when Sabbir lost his cool after a supporter ‘made a noise’ directed at Sabbir during one of the innings breaks.

Sabbir reportedly took permission from the on-field umpires and confronted the young fan behind the sight screen, leading to a jostle.

The incident was seen by the reserve umpire initially, who later reported it to the match referee.

 It is learnt when match referee Showkatur Rahman called him to investigate the incident, Sabbir decided to behave roughly with him.

Showkatur later reported the incident to BCB’s cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan for taking appropriate steps as the case was dealing with a cricketer of current national set-up, who are managed largely by the BCB cricket operation.

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