Shakib Al Hasan Not To Face Legal Action, Says BCB CEO
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan recently landed in hot water for signing as the brand ambassador of country’s telecom major ‘Grameenphone’, which is a direct competitor of team’s sponsor ‘Robi’. In the process, he violated the terms and conditions of the board. BCB president Nazmul Hasan was furious with the player’s action and said that a legal action would be taken if the allrounder failed to provide a satisfactory reply.
However, it looks like the board has changed its mind. While Shakib Al Hasan will still have to reply to the showcause notice for violation of central contract clause, he is unlikely to face any legal action. The news was confirmed by BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury. He said that since it is an internal matter, the board would sort it out on its own.
“It’s an internal matter of the board and that’s why there is no need to take any legal action against Shakib,” Chowdhury was quoted by country’s leading Bengali daily ‘Prothom Aalo’.
“However, he certainly has to explain why he signed an endorsement deal which is in violation of central contract,” he added.
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Earlier BCB president had lashed out the senior cricketer accusing him of causing financial loss to the cricket board by breaching the central contract clause.
“We are going into legal action. We cannot spare anyone in this regard. We will ask for compensation. We will seek compensation from the company as well as from the player,” Hasan had said after Grameenphone issued a press release naming the player as their ‘Brand Ambassador’.
“Robi [Telecom] was our title sponsor and Grameenphone did not bid and instead they grabbed few cricketers by paying them TK One or Two Crores. What happened in the end? The board lost TK 90 Crores in three years,” he had added.
Bangladesh are currently gearing up for the tough tour of India. The Tigers will play three T20Is and two Tests in India next month. A lot will depend on how Shakib Al Hasan performs and leads his team on the tough tour. This will be Bangladesh’s second tour of India for a bilateral series. They first visited India in 2017 for a solitary Test.