Shakib Al Hasan banned for six months by Bangladesh Cricket Board

Wednesday July 9th, 2014

The Bangladesh Cricket Board banned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for six months and also banned him from playing overseas until the end of 2015 for having a "severe attitude problem."

Shakib has disagreed with Bangladesh's coach, Chandika Hathurusingha and got into an altercation with a fan during a one-day international against India. 

Shakib, 27, even threatened to retire following the international event after being told to attend a national training camp rather than head to play in the Caribbean Premier League.

Shakib will miss next month's West Indies tour and a home series against Zimbabwe scheduled to start later in the year.

"He has a severe attitude problem, which is unprecedented in the history of Bangladesh cricket," BCB president Nazmul Hassan said, via Yahoo Sports. "We think that his behaviour is such that it's directly impacting the team."

Shakib is our role model, he is our country's ambassador. Many in the world know Bangladesh because of Shakib. That is why we think that a person of his level should be able to maintain his self-discipline.'

In a February match against Sri Lanka, Hasan made a gesture with his crotch earning him a suspension and fine.

Shakib has played 34 tests for Bangladesh. 

-Scooby Axson

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