Sports Desk: Dhaka, Aug-08,
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is trying to resolve Shakib Al Hasan’s contract issue with Betwinner News, said cricket operations chairman Jalal Younus.
Younus who has been in talk with Shakib since the issue came to the light, thinks it might be a mistake from Shakib’s part and hopes it will be resolved
“He was informed that we do not accept it. We told him, he is our player, he will understand that too. No one wants to get involved in such controversial
issues. Be it unknowingly or knowingly, there may be mistakes [from his part]. We are trying to resolve it, hopefully it will be resolved,” Younus said here today.
Shakib himself announced this partnership with Betwinner News on his official Facebook page, writing, “Dear fans! I am proud to announce my new official
partnership with BETWINNER NEWS!
BETWINNER NEWS is one and only source of sports news! If you want to be always in trend and find the most important match analysis and sports highlights, then BETWINNER NEWS is for you! Search for BETWINNER NEWS on the Internet!”
As his facebook post created a huge uproar, BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon said they would take stern against the ace allrounder if he is found guilty
since involvement with betting company is completely banned as per Bangladesh and BCB’s law.
The news was broken at a moment when BCB was mulling Shakib as the next T20 captain, replacing Mahmudullah Riyad.
However, due to the captaincy issue, the BCB sought a three-day extension to name the squad of the Asian Cup from the ACC (Asian Cricket Council). The
deadline of announcing the Asia Cup team was today (Monday).
“There has been an issue. We are in touch with him about it. As this is a sensitive issue, we need to address it. We are talking to him to solve the
problem. You will get to know within a couple of days,” Younus said.
“In any case, we certainly show zero tolerance for such Betting issue. We have seen his involvement with such a company. We are trying to solve it as
soon as possible.”