Bangladesh news July 5, 2014

Shakib threatens to quit international cricket

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BCB president Nazmul Hasan has said that he has received a message from coach Chandika Hathurusingha that Shakib Al Hasan has threatened to quit playing Tests and ODIs for Bangladesh. Two days ago, the board had asked Shakib to return to the country immediately while he was on his way to Barbados to participate in the Caribbean Premier League.

Shakib apparently made the threat after Hathurusingha had recently asked him to return to Bangladesh's training camp on August 1, which would have ended his CPL campaign earlier than he would have wanted. The CPL runs from July 11 to August 16.

"I have received a letter in this regard," Nazmul told the Bengali daily Prothom Alo. "I don't understand how he [Shakib] can say such a thing. I want to speak to them in person. If this is indeed true, nobody will be spared. There will be no compromise on discipline."

This is not the first time that Bangladesh players have expressed dissatisfaction. In 2013, Bangladesh's tour of Zimbabwe clashed with the IPL, which meant that Shakib and Tamim Iqbal would miss the lucrative T20 tournament.

Shakib is likely to join the camp, which began on July 1, from Sunday but Nazmul said that the allrounder may not be allowed to play in the CPL for breaking discipline.

"There is very little possibility to give the NOC [No-Objection Certificate]. He has broken the discipline. We are very strict in this regard. The board will take a decision on giving him the NOC in the July 7 meeting."

Apart from earlier disciplinary breaches during his international career, Shakib has had several run-ins with authority this year too. His infamous lewd gesture towards the camera during the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ODI series earned him a three-match ban, and at the moment, a BCB disciplinary committee is investigating his alleged brawl with a spectator during a Bangladesh-India game last month.

Shakib's threat is the first time that a Bangladesh player has openly spoken about leaving international cricket.

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  • on July 8, 2014, 1:47 GMT

    You are NOT bigger than the game. KP, Chris Gayle, and few others have found this in a hard way.

  • Cric__Dude on July 7, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    Those who are against this decision and Bangla fans, dont worry. Another player will step up. Bangla cricket will not stop because of this. Shakib does not guarantee a victory for Bangladesh right? Bangla might lose one or two games. Who knows, the next player might win you the third one. The game will pick its players. Those who are against this decision, you got serious attitude guys. Cricket will evolve, just enjoy.

  • on July 6, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    Bangladesh played 83 tests in last 15 years and won only 2 against zimbabwe and 2 against a boycotting west indies team with all 11 regular players absent !! and most of their defeats are of huge margin innings defeats. I wonder why ICC is still allowing them to feature in so many test matches till now. besides they have won only 26 matches against higher ranked teams, out of 286 odi's. that too mostly at home.

    I therefore agree with Mr. Arghya Duttagupta who said "Bangladesh Cricket team is already in the doldrums for god knows how many years now.. if they start loosing players like Shakib Al Hasan god knows what will they play with. a board can be strict when they have quality players to run their team. This seems to be a joke to me."

  • on July 6, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    My BD brothers who are suggesting this action or that action against Shakib, please take a look; you have only one basket and not many eggs in that basket Harsh it may sound but truth nonetheless. Please forgive my bold statement but being an outsider, I guess sometimes one can assess the situation better. Seeking your forgiveness please

  • on July 6, 2014, 6:44 GMT

    For those who are thinking let Sakib do as he wishes- You can't make any choice disregarding any decision put forward by the committee. And you are messing with playing in a league and playing for the country.You are not supposed to forget you are known to the world just because the board has given you the opportunity to play for the country. If you're assigned to any task given by your coach and practice to be prepared for the upcoming series,you can't avoid it excusing for your play in a league.League is optional.Of course you can play in a league,get the best out of it for the betterment of your skill/adjustment in any condition,but right after when are free of your assignment. Now,come to the another point.Being ace player you of course can demand some extra advantages.So,are you getting.You're being called on for playing in Oversea's leagues,you are being used by media.For what you get to add extra bucks in your earnings.I think there should not have been any lack in your income,r

  • on July 6, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    cricket is gentelmen game and players like shakib are spoiling this game

  • on July 5, 2014, 18:46 GMT

    Bangladesh is not depending on Shakib alone. He can't break rules. So let him get decision whatever he wants. In recent past year its very clear that he plays so seriously in IPL, CPL or SPL. When he plays for own country it doesn't he is so serious. Beside he shows he is King in the field. On the other hand, he should understand for BD national he is in this position. So let him be quiet!!!

  • REDHOTCHILI on July 5, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    Regarding disciplinary actions, BCB should adopt zero tolerance policy in order to instill professionalism in the team. Shakib at best can be termed as a good player as far as Bangladesh team is concerned. A player of his caliber can't break into Pakistan, Srilanka and India XI. For fans of Sangakkara, Jayawardene, Kohli, Dhoni, Ajmal, Misba Afridi Younis, its pretty weird sight to see an avg player like Shakib throwing such tantrums and BCB being lenient on him coz, their star players never ever indulged in such behavior.

  • BestComment on July 5, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    Bang would be better off developing new set of players with different attitudes.Current crop of BANG players got a big Attitude and Ego problem. With out realizing your potential and place in cricketing world its very difficult to develop. Bang.Bang After winning against NZ and WI thought that they could beat any team in the world.Look what has happened to them now. BANG got enough talent , change the attitude bring fresh faces and puts some brains to these cricketers. Easier said than done

  • Udendra on July 5, 2014, 16:43 GMT

    This is why Bangladesh cricket doesn't succeed at international level, their players are over-confident in every aspect.

  • on July 8, 2014, 1:47 GMT

    You are NOT bigger than the game. KP, Chris Gayle, and few others have found this in a hard way.

  • Cric__Dude on July 7, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    Those who are against this decision and Bangla fans, dont worry. Another player will step up. Bangla cricket will not stop because of this. Shakib does not guarantee a victory for Bangladesh right? Bangla might lose one or two games. Who knows, the next player might win you the third one. The game will pick its players. Those who are against this decision, you got serious attitude guys. Cricket will evolve, just enjoy.

  • on July 6, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    Bangladesh played 83 tests in last 15 years and won only 2 against zimbabwe and 2 against a boycotting west indies team with all 11 regular players absent !! and most of their defeats are of huge margin innings defeats. I wonder why ICC is still allowing them to feature in so many test matches till now. besides they have won only 26 matches against higher ranked teams, out of 286 odi's. that too mostly at home.

    I therefore agree with Mr. Arghya Duttagupta who said "Bangladesh Cricket team is already in the doldrums for god knows how many years now.. if they start loosing players like Shakib Al Hasan god knows what will they play with. a board can be strict when they have quality players to run their team. This seems to be a joke to me."

  • on July 6, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    My BD brothers who are suggesting this action or that action against Shakib, please take a look; you have only one basket and not many eggs in that basket Harsh it may sound but truth nonetheless. Please forgive my bold statement but being an outsider, I guess sometimes one can assess the situation better. Seeking your forgiveness please

  • on July 6, 2014, 6:44 GMT

    For those who are thinking let Sakib do as he wishes- You can't make any choice disregarding any decision put forward by the committee. And you are messing with playing in a league and playing for the country.You are not supposed to forget you are known to the world just because the board has given you the opportunity to play for the country. If you're assigned to any task given by your coach and practice to be prepared for the upcoming series,you can't avoid it excusing for your play in a league.League is optional.Of course you can play in a league,get the best out of it for the betterment of your skill/adjustment in any condition,but right after when are free of your assignment. Now,come to the another point.Being ace player you of course can demand some extra advantages.So,are you getting.You're being called on for playing in Oversea's leagues,you are being used by media.For what you get to add extra bucks in your earnings.I think there should not have been any lack in your income,r

  • on July 6, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    cricket is gentelmen game and players like shakib are spoiling this game

  • on July 5, 2014, 18:46 GMT

    Bangladesh is not depending on Shakib alone. He can't break rules. So let him get decision whatever he wants. In recent past year its very clear that he plays so seriously in IPL, CPL or SPL. When he plays for own country it doesn't he is so serious. Beside he shows he is King in the field. On the other hand, he should understand for BD national he is in this position. So let him be quiet!!!

  • REDHOTCHILI on July 5, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    Regarding disciplinary actions, BCB should adopt zero tolerance policy in order to instill professionalism in the team. Shakib at best can be termed as a good player as far as Bangladesh team is concerned. A player of his caliber can't break into Pakistan, Srilanka and India XI. For fans of Sangakkara, Jayawardene, Kohli, Dhoni, Ajmal, Misba Afridi Younis, its pretty weird sight to see an avg player like Shakib throwing such tantrums and BCB being lenient on him coz, their star players never ever indulged in such behavior.

  • BestComment on July 5, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    Bang would be better off developing new set of players with different attitudes.Current crop of BANG players got a big Attitude and Ego problem. With out realizing your potential and place in cricketing world its very difficult to develop. Bang.Bang After winning against NZ and WI thought that they could beat any team in the world.Look what has happened to them now. BANG got enough talent , change the attitude bring fresh faces and puts some brains to these cricketers. Easier said than done

  • Udendra on July 5, 2014, 16:43 GMT

    This is why Bangladesh cricket doesn't succeed at international level, their players are over-confident in every aspect.

  • on July 5, 2014, 14:19 GMT

    I like Shakib Al Hasan as a player he is really good. But if he has said that in a letter - no matter how special you are - you are not bigger then the game. There should be no compromise on the discipline. Success is a lousy master, and i think Shakib Al Hasan has taken this to his head.

    I have seen too many cricketers fail because of this. I hope he gets his act together - which will be good for him and over all bangladesh cricket.

  • sajib83 on July 5, 2014, 13:48 GMT

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board has by and largely been appalling in the management of its players. They seem to play favorites (Tamim's had a much better time than Shakib). They can't deal with anything internally - every controversy is played out in public. This is the umpteenth time a controversy involving Shakib has been drawn out and I suspect it's the board that's putting it out, not Shakib. I'd like to see the content of Shakib's letter before he is vilified, not just take an incompetent board president's word for it. But Shakib has justification to feel aggrieved, this schedule to play in the WI must have been known to the board before hand. It was very unprofessional of them to call him back when he was on his way. From the reports I have seen Shakib is returning, so he is complying by the board's unreasonable demands. So, before tagging Shakib a 'traitor' let's just wait what he has to say and what he actually said in that letter.

  • on July 5, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    Bangladesh Cricket team is already in the doldrums for god knows how many years now.. if they start loosing players like Shakib Al Hasan god knows what will they play with. a board can be strict when they have quality players to run their team. This seems to be a joke to me..

  • aminur3095 on July 5, 2014, 13:39 GMT

    I'm strongly suggesting BCB to take brave actions immediately provided that the report is true. This's a serious issue. In no way, a player can threat like this. Such incidence should not be tolerated at all, otherwise it'll bring no good to the team. No individual should be prioritized over the team. Every player should keep in mind that whatever they have achieved or going to achieve is because of their team and country, otherwise no one will even know them.

  • on July 5, 2014, 11:45 GMT

    Bangladesh cricket will be better off without such indisciplined cricketers. Let Shakib go. It will be the end of his international cricket. No cricketer is bigger than the game kudos to BC Board for standing by discipline ahead of popularity.

  • steve48 on July 5, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    This problem is only going to escalate outside India, cricket boards cannot keep trying to assert their authority in such ham fisted ways. Whatever you patriots out there think, these guys are first and foremost professionals, making the best living possible. It is not their fault that T20 leagues exist and pay far more pro rata than players' international contracts. Their MUST be an attempt by international cricket to work around official T20 leagues, or more and more players will be lost.

  • siddhartha87 on July 5, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    Although I am hating Shakibs attitude here I think situation could have been handled better. If I am not wrong Bangladesh's next assignment is to play Windies in an away series.So it will be a better practice for Shakib instead of attending some camps in Bangladesh

  • on July 5, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    Shakib just try to be professional - do not lose your career in throwing fish for media. You can tackle board by dealing them different way. See the English people - they burnt inside but their lips are always very very tight. They sacrifice all for their own greater interest. Keep your head cool and get all from BD cricket and or board.

  • StevieS on July 5, 2014, 11:10 GMT

    Meh, the most over rated cricket in the history of cricket. Who cares if he sticks to 20/20, no great loss.

  • StraightDRIVvE on July 5, 2014, 10:43 GMT

    Everyone instigating on "how or why shakib isn't allowed to play", is because of an incident that occurred during the bd vs ind series. Shakib left the changing rooms when the match was delayed due to rain. Now to make the matter worse, he made comments, that to a new coach which is worrying.

    This situation between coach a player is similar to sunil narine and richards pybus, which involved narine to skip the ipl final in order to train before a series.

  • on July 5, 2014, 10:38 GMT

    I am from Pakistani, but enjoy watching Good cricketer from any country. Shakib is a world class player and deserves to be treated slightly different than the rest of the BD players. I know most of you would not agree with me, but considering BD progress with regards to producing a player of Shakib's caliber is absolutely zero. Therefore, chip on his shoulder looks good to me and this is within his right to use his talent for cash as well as to gain more experience by virtue of doing so. As ** Praveen Holesh Bankad** exquisitely mentioned the benefit of playing overseas an so on. Furthermore, there is always some kind of trash throwing contest going on in the Sub-Cont boards (the rest are also catching one) anyways, so he is better off keeping BD board under his "threat"

  • on July 5, 2014, 10:21 GMT

    Sakib......u r a great player - we all know that. But u r not a great person that our kids from bangladesh wiil follow as a idol :/

  • on July 5, 2014, 8:56 GMT

    Training camp are set up to sharpen the skill n learn new things. My questions is where shakib will be able to develop his skills n learn more things, with the struggling BD team or with the international players in CPL? If BD really want to survive in cricket, they should encourage their crcket to participate in international leagues and get them trained for high capacity matches.

  • on July 5, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    the training camp is to keep the players in cricket mood until they have fixtures, but he has an opportunity to play cricket at a better level than a training camp so let him, these r the reasons why he is the best in Bangladesh

  • on July 5, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    he does not want to play for country anymore, this was very evident in the last series that they have lost shamelessly against a third string Indian side. he should be sacked and should not be allowed to play cricket anymore. country invests massively behind these players grooming them up from age group and they pay back this way. shakib was not a star when he was in age groups, all the coaching stuffs, facilities were provided so that country could benefit from his contribution. now that he gets money he wants to ditch everything and fly high. Look at KP, he is obsolete. shakib comments has been disgusting over last two years specifically. If you follow BD cricket they have done very well when he is absent in the team. Look at one day series win against WI, against SL they have played few closed matches too.

  • TMSyed on July 5, 2014, 8:38 GMT

    ... I am shocked, being a Bangladesh cricket fan for a long time and also being the nephew of it's 1st test captaibn... so this is what it's come to?... Watch out for a special edition of Straight Down the Middle on youtube. The filter's gonna come off so I can't say those things here. Be warned, that is not for those looking for a PC/PG opinion.

  • Cricket-balls on July 5, 2014, 8:30 GMT

    Why everyone talk Shakib chosen clab over. county? In this CPL time B'desh has no international commitment so why he not play? In. 2013 why Shakib play Zimbabwe tour instead of IPL ?

  • MasterMindGupta on July 5, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    Shakib is in the news in the last 2-3 years because of his off-field behaviour. He has hardly done anything of note for Bangladesh in the recent past but that hasn't done his ego any damage. Disgusting attitude. Going down the Vinod Kambli way.

  • on July 5, 2014, 8:26 GMT

    Shakib has really got an attitude problem.

  • linguboy on July 5, 2014, 8:16 GMT

    I didn't expect this from an experienced cricketer like Shakib. That too when the team is going through a tough phase??? It makes even more painful. Its these kind of times where you should guide your team as a senior cricketer. Surely BCB should have thought twice before acting but to threaten to abandon national team is just not acceptable. I hope Shakib change his mind and put his national team interests first. Its not likely he is going to lose much by not playing in the CPL. Surely giving up your one league income won't be large than reviving his team's fortunes??? He is a world class cricketer and young so not all is lost by skipping 1 year??? Please don't do this to your country Shakib particularly when they are struggling. It will further demoralize them. Think and act. From an Indian fan.

  • on July 5, 2014, 8:06 GMT

    Shakib, What the hell man? How could you do say this? You're known all over the world bcz you play for Bangladesh and you got oppurtunity to play in the IPL based on your performance for your country.. IPL, CPL provides huge sum of moolah that's true and it also improves you as a player but you can't quit playing for your country altogether.. I also want to say to BCB to treat their star players carefully and pay them good amount of money too..At the end of the day, They are playing to earn.. Management needs to be careful with such players..See what happened to England? They sacked KP and they lost to SL at home(first time ever)..They are gonna lose again against India.. You need to value your star players and don't treat them like other players..

  • on July 5, 2014, 8:04 GMT

    I don't like his comment ...... I still remember some comments of Shahriar Nafees & Dhiman Ghosh while joining prior to ICL in 2009. They were essential players at that time, where are those players now? No one is essential in this world , everyone can be replaced.

  • on July 5, 2014, 8:01 GMT

    these bangladesh crickerters should first learn to win. As far as I can remembet there only series win vs NZ at home

  • on July 5, 2014, 8:00 GMT

    Situation could be handled more professionally.

  • on July 5, 2014, 7:50 GMT

    Shakib should get right guidance and advice. The BCB need not tolerate indiscipline, but they should keep Bangladesh's cricketing interests at top when taking a call on the issue. Shakib is their best player by a country mile, and a way should be found where things can be balanced for all parties. Shakib should also understand that Bangladesh has been going through a particularly difficult time on the field and he needs to set an example as a senior player, as the best player.

  • on July 5, 2014, 7:41 GMT

    All Boards seem to have problems in handling their 'special' players. (I was about to use the term 'prima donnas' ; but refrained from it, since it connotes certain value judgement... )

    Examples are many. West Indies Board Vs Gayle. ECB Vs KP. Bangladesh Board Vs Shakib. Cricket Australia Vs Symonds. Pakistan Vs Shoiab Akthar and so on. Recognising and nurturing special talents is important. But maintaining discipline is equally important.

    However, no board shall treat a player as a bonded slave. If a player, for whatever reason (who are we to judge) doesn't want to play for his country, impose even a life ban on him / her from representing the country and its affiliated sub-units (state /county/ province or...whatever) at the extreme. But he /she should not be prevented from earning a living,anywhere in the world, where he /she is acceptable and wanted.

  • on July 5, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    @Dirtydozen For your kind information, NZ toured Bangladesh not the other way around. NZ haven't lost any match of any format vs Bangladesh away from Bangladesh.

  • on July 5, 2014, 7:11 GMT

    very very disappointed with Shakib . why always he is in news for wrong reason ?? coach is your boss. shouldn't talk like that. but i heard he received NOC from a director of Bcb .

  • Baundele on July 5, 2014, 6:55 GMT

    No player is bigger than the team. Again Shakib is in the headline for the wrong reason. Is there no one near him to advise towards the right direction?

  • on July 5, 2014, 6:53 GMT

    Bcb needs to understand that he is a star player for bangladesh he don't need a practice unlike others , and he has proven that , but I think its the new coach who wanted him in the camp who doesn't understand that , but new coach need to understand bangladesh player mindset , sakib always wanted to do well when he play for bangladesh , sakib should just let go

  • on July 5, 2014, 6:17 GMT

    shakib should be better handled by bcb. ecb could sack kp because they had other talented players to take the team forward. shakib has been the most consistent allrounder in all formats of the game over the past 4-5 years. and bangladesh havent managed to produce many world class players.. u dont pay him enough. so its natural that he plays cash rich leagues.. handle him well or bangladesh wud loose somebdy who might be a legend in future..

  • on July 5, 2014, 6:05 GMT

    Sakib is undoubtedly the best ever player in Bangladesh cricket history! That does not justify his this kind of activity! What he does not understand that he will be nothing if he quits international cricket. He has been a star player by playing for Bangladesh,not KKR! Grow up Sakib! And if it is true, then BCB should take serious action. Bangladesh cricket will definitely take a blow in the face, but it will ensure that no one will ever dare to do it again. Bangladesh has won matches and in fact full series as well without Sakib! So, BCB should not hesitate to take any action against him.

  • MasumKhan on July 5, 2014, 6:02 GMT

    Sakib's defying attitude is perturbing.There is no doubt about his cricketing skills. He is using his importance to the team as a tool to blackmail our cricketing establishment. No player , how great may be , is above law and discipline. If tough measures are necessary to bring our players under discipline our cricket board should not hesitate to do so. Sakib who is supposed to be the role model for the young players is proving himself a bad impact on our cricket.

  • dirtydozen on July 5, 2014, 5:52 GMT

    It is a shame to for countries to have players like shaib, narine , gayle, doeschate as the put club cricket ahead of country. The should take inspiration from players like clarke, warner as recently they have pulled out of BBL. But in a way if shakib is out it will be blessing in disguise for bangladesh. Remember when several players joined icl.There was a tour to nz featuring a 3mat series. And bangladesh won the 1st odi with ease. With shakib being out it will give opportunity for other players to develop

  • on July 5, 2014, 5:23 GMT

    Very sad for Bangladesh cricket. It is not like sakib has been scoring double centuries in tests. They have very loyal fans at home, who still cheer them after playing some appalling cricket in the recent past. The players should be focused on bringing their cricket to a higher level. More than anything, Bangladeshi fans deserve it. If Sakib is their best player, he should act with more responsibility than this. So sad to see this.

  • QTS_ on July 5, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    Shakib is immensely revered in Bangladesh because he plays for the country. The passionate Bangladeshi fans want him to play for the country. As soon as he chooses something else over country, the fan support will instantly disappear. Given his recent rash conduct, it is likely that Shakib is not able to see it with a cool head.

  • on July 5, 2014, 5:11 GMT

    The stand by BCB is very irregular. As we know, the previously given him verbal approval to join CPL for the month of July, and join with the team from August. Then all of a sudden, when Sakib left for London, they cancelled their word without discussion. Why?

    If we look at the team, Sakib is one of the very few members who has been performing consistently. Many other members are not doing the right things in the field, and board is not paying any attention to them at all. No one has been warned for their reckless play and the absence of dedication to the game.

    The board is playing like the class teacher of a nursery school of babies.

  • on July 5, 2014, 4:53 GMT

    C'mon let him these all leagues. What is he gaining playing for Bangladesh? He will get better experience in CPL than the camp.

  • m0se on July 5, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    More NOC drama. I don't understand how domestic T20 games could possibly pay more than international games? The payment structure is completely out of sync with reality and NOCs are being used as a "discipline" tool.

  • on July 5, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    How he can say such a things? As a player you are deserve to be respected. Do not put yourself in position being hated from the people of bangladesh. Wish you all the best.

  • fairfan70 on July 5, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    He is your only world class player. Talk to him, counsel him and get him in line than threatening him. Special talents deserve special handling.

  • on July 5, 2014, 4:41 GMT

    shakib is the best Bangladesh player and if he quits it will be a major blow to Bangladesh cricket.

  • on July 5, 2014, 4:29 GMT

    if shakib leave bangladesh,bangladesh will still sink down,they will lose their test status soon,and irenland will make it up in international cricket. Shakib is bangadesh best cricket,infact the worlds best all rounder at present. Having just playing for bangladesh he wont earn anything. Bangladesh match fee is also very low.

  • Azizul84 on July 5, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    Shakib is thinking himself to be above of country pride. If he wants to quit, let him to do so. Bangladesh will do better without him. Let him play in cpl and ipl. Country should be given first place. Recently we have been losing match with him an without him. So what the difference he is making. Rather he is creating chaos in every series in regard something or rather things. He should be removed from the team.

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  • Azizul84 on July 5, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    Shakib is thinking himself to be above of country pride. If he wants to quit, let him to do so. Bangladesh will do better without him. Let him play in cpl and ipl. Country should be given first place. Recently we have been losing match with him an without him. So what the difference he is making. Rather he is creating chaos in every series in regard something or rather things. He should be removed from the team.

  • on July 5, 2014, 4:29 GMT

    if shakib leave bangladesh,bangladesh will still sink down,they will lose their test status soon,and irenland will make it up in international cricket. Shakib is bangadesh best cricket,infact the worlds best all rounder at present. Having just playing for bangladesh he wont earn anything. Bangladesh match fee is also very low.

  • on July 5, 2014, 4:41 GMT

    shakib is the best Bangladesh player and if he quits it will be a major blow to Bangladesh cricket.

  • fairfan70 on July 5, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    He is your only world class player. Talk to him, counsel him and get him in line than threatening him. Special talents deserve special handling.

  • on July 5, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    How he can say such a things? As a player you are deserve to be respected. Do not put yourself in position being hated from the people of bangladesh. Wish you all the best.

  • m0se on July 5, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    More NOC drama. I don't understand how domestic T20 games could possibly pay more than international games? The payment structure is completely out of sync with reality and NOCs are being used as a "discipline" tool.

  • on July 5, 2014, 4:53 GMT

    C'mon let him these all leagues. What is he gaining playing for Bangladesh? He will get better experience in CPL than the camp.

  • on July 5, 2014, 5:11 GMT

    The stand by BCB is very irregular. As we know, the previously given him verbal approval to join CPL for the month of July, and join with the team from August. Then all of a sudden, when Sakib left for London, they cancelled their word without discussion. Why?

    If we look at the team, Sakib is one of the very few members who has been performing consistently. Many other members are not doing the right things in the field, and board is not paying any attention to them at all. No one has been warned for their reckless play and the absence of dedication to the game.

    The board is playing like the class teacher of a nursery school of babies.

  • QTS_ on July 5, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    Shakib is immensely revered in Bangladesh because he plays for the country. The passionate Bangladeshi fans want him to play for the country. As soon as he chooses something else over country, the fan support will instantly disappear. Given his recent rash conduct, it is likely that Shakib is not able to see it with a cool head.

  • on July 5, 2014, 5:23 GMT

    Very sad for Bangladesh cricket. It is not like sakib has been scoring double centuries in tests. They have very loyal fans at home, who still cheer them after playing some appalling cricket in the recent past. The players should be focused on bringing their cricket to a higher level. More than anything, Bangladeshi fans deserve it. If Sakib is their best player, he should act with more responsibility than this. So sad to see this.