Bangladesh All-Rounder Shakib Al Hasan Suspended for Six Months

The suspension came as Shakib reportedly threatened to quit international cricket after he was called back to Dhaka before a planned appearance in the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament.

updated: July 07, 2014 17:58 IST
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Shakib al-Hasan has been suspended due to 'severe attitute problem'


Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket authorities on Monday, suspended star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for six months due to a "severe attitude problem", the cricket board chief said.

"He has a severe attitude problem, which is unprecedented in the history of Bangladesh cricket. We think that his behaviour is such that it's directly impacting the team," Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan told reporters.

Hassan said the board had unanimously decided to suspend Shakib, 27, from "all kinds of competitive cricket" for the next six months.

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