Bangladesh’s biggest cricket star Shakib Al Hasan has stirred controversy once again as the country’s cricket board is set to investigate an alleged social media post endorsing a sports betting company. Back in 2019, Shakib was banned for a year by the ICC for failing to report a corrupt approach from an Indian bookie.
According to existing laws in Bangladesh, the promotion and promotion of any gambling-related activity is prohibited. According to a report on the Cricbuzz website, “BCB will investigate the all-rounder’s recent social media post announcing its partnership with a company called ‘BetWinner News’.”
BCB President Nazmul Hassan has announced that Shakib, a veteran of nearly 400 international sports With over 12,000 runs and around 650 wickets, a show cause notice will be served. “There are two things. Firstly there is no chance of taking permission as we will not give permission. If there is anything related to betting then we will not give any permission,” Najmul was quoted as saying by the website.
“That means he didn’t ask for any permission from us. Second, we need to know whether they actually signed a deal or not.”
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The BCB held a meeting on Thursday in which a decision was taken regarding the probe into his social media posts. “This issue was raised in the meeting and we said how can this happen, because it is impossible. If this happens, ask him immediately. Give him notice and ask him how it happened as the board will not allow it. If it is related to betting then we will not allow it. We have said today,” Najmul said.
Najmul promised to conduct a proper investigation as it pertains to the law of the land. “First, we need to know what he has done. This (betting related activities) is not only in cricket but it is banned in this country and the law does not allow it. This is a serious issue. We can’t depend on Facebook postings or things like that for us to check. If this is true, the board will take necessary steps,” he concluded.