Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. (Picture by Francois Nel-ICC/ICC through Getty Photographs)

Shakib Al Hasan has withdrawn from his cope with Betwinner, following Bangladesh Cricket Board’s ultimatum. BCB chief Nazmul Hasan had acknowledged in no unsure phrases in regards to the board’s zero-tolerance coverage concerning any gamers affiliation with any institution that facilitate or promote betting or playing.

The 35-year-old was anticipated to guide the workforce within the upcoming Asia Cup till the problems round his sponsorship offers with Betwinner popped up. As per the Bangladesh legal guidelines and structure, playing actions are strictly prohibited.

Notably, in a social media publish dated August 2, Shakib had introduced his affiliation with Betwinner, which prompted a probe from BCB. Earlier on August 11, BCB chief Nazmul Hasan clarified BCB’s stand on the matter, and simply hours after his feedback got here Shakib’s withdrawal, which now places him again into choice competition.

“So far as Shakib is anxious, there isn’t a choice of second thought right here, and the BCB stand is obvious on this. After I first got here to BCB I mentioned that there’s zero tolerance on this regard, and BCB gained’t settle for it irrespective of the way you clarify it. So there isn’t a means he can have the deal (with Betwinner). We needed to drop gamers like [Mohammad] Ashraful, so there isn’t a means he can proceed with the deal and now the choice lies with him. We now have given a letter, and we expect a reply by right now. Allow us to wait and we are going to determine whether or not he can be within the workforce or not,” BCB chief Nazmul Hasan was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

“He can’t have any form of relation (with Betwinner) and has to return out of it completely. He won’t be in our workforce, so there’s no query about captaincy, and there can’t be any dialogue about it. We now have taken the choice earlier and we’re very clear about it,” he added.

He additionally confirmed that the board will announce the squad for Asia Cup inside the subsequent two days. “We are going to give the workforce of the Asia Cup quickly, however earlier than that, we’ve got to return to a sure choice as a result of we’ve got to announce the workforce and for that we had the assembly.

“We are going to give the workforce by tomorrow (August 12) or newest by day after tomorrow and earlier than that we’re assessing the state of affairs of the workforce. Tamim isn’t enjoying within the T20Is whereas Litton [Das], Nurul [Hasan] and Rabbi [Yasir Ali] are unavailable as a consequence of accidents, and so forming the workforce now has turn into an enormous concern.”