Bangladesh news July 7, 2014

Shakib Al Hasan suspended for six months by BCB

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Shakib Al Hasan has been suspended by the BCB from all cricket for six months and will not be granted an NOC to play in overseas competitions until the end of 2015. The punishment was handed out because of Shakib's "serious misbehaviour" with Bangladesh's new coach Chandika Hathurusingha, and for his altercation with a spectator during the recent first ODI against India in Mirpur.

"He has a severe attitude problem, which is unprecedented in the history of Bangladesh cricket. We think that his behaviour is such that it's directly impacting the team," BCB president Nazmul Hassan told reporters. He said the decision to suspend Shakib, which was taken at a board of directors meeting on Monday, had been unanimous.

"What is perhaps more alarming is that other players have started to behave like him [Shakib]," Hasan said. "If this continues, our future will be destroyed. So that's why we believe he deserves a strict punishment. Our board has unanimously decided to ban him from competitive cricket for the next six months, both national and international cricket. Also till December 31, 2015, he won't receive any NOCs for foreign tournaments and his current NOCs have been withdrawn."

Shakib has been involved in several disputes in the recent past. He had left for the Caribbean to play in the CPL without a valid NOC, and reportedly threatened to quit playing Tests and Twenty20 internationals when asked by Hathurusingha to return and join a training camp. He was ordered to return to Bangladesh by the board, and later denied threatening to quit and said that his departure for the CPL was a result of a misunderstanding over the NOC.

Hasan, however, said the NOC issue was the tip of the iceberg. Without going into details, he said the board had learned of several incidents building up over the last few years, which he termed as "cruel". One such example was the assault on the spectator who had allegedly harassed his wife during the first ODI against India in Mirpur.

"This morning he [Shakib] met me. He thought he had the NOC but when he later realised he didn't have it, he thought he would receive it in London," Hasan said. "He admitted that he misbehaved with the coach. He apologised for the misbehavior. We want to give a clear message: if it is repeated, he might be banned for life. There will be no compromise when it comes to discipline. Some of the allegations were so inhuman, we were in awe, as to how a player can commit these crimes.

"Let me give you an example and you will understand the severity of the problem. In the dressing room there was an incident. Our security team who brought that boy reported that Shakib had hit him. Shakib even told the manager and team-mates that he hit him. But when we called him for the hearing, he said that he didn't hit him. Then, when he was asked as to why he left the dressing room, he said he didn't know the rules. The board believes that this attitude of his won't work here."

Hasan had earlier criticised Shakib for setting a bad example, referring to the CPL incident. He also said Shakib had shown a disregard for protocol by leaving the dressing room during the first ODI against India and getting involved in a altercation with a spectator, who had allegedly harassed Shakib's wife.

The confirmed international fixtures for Bangladesh for the rest of 2014 is a tour of West Indies in August and September comprising three ODIs, a T20I and two Tests, and Zimbabwe visiting in October or November for Tests and ODIs. Shakib, however, won't be eligible to play domestic cricket either during this time, and will be allowed to return to action only a little over a month before the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • on July 13, 2014, 23:07 GMT

    Ridicule and kidding decision from BCB.

  • on July 13, 2014, 18:45 GMT

    whenever kkr haad won ipl . He had not appeared in next ipl

  • Mjr_Raju on July 12, 2014, 11:43 GMT

    Hopefully shakib will play against zimbabwe

  • on July 11, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    No one is bigger than the game or country and Shakib cannot be an exception. However, BCB has not fully explained the cause of a six month suspension. Altercation with a fan and coach doesn't warrant a six month suspension- maybe suspension of match or two at most. BCB, please explain your decision with details.

  • on July 11, 2014, 12:35 GMT

    any ex sportsman should be head of BCB to feel the emotion and need of players.

  • on July 10, 2014, 23:08 GMT

    A noteworthy good and exemplar decision by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). I appreciate BCB for banning Shakib-al-Hasan, who has broken and humiliated Bangladesh Cricket Team through threatening that he will not in the national team if he will not permission to play in CPL, which clearly shows his lack of passion for Bangladesh Cricket Team and for Bangladesh. Like me, Shakib has lost many of his supporters.

    BCB took the right and mild decision and we all appreciate BCB. This is a clear remark that every player is the same and no player will get benefited from BCB. BCB is our pride and arrogant and rude players should face the same situation like Shakib al Hasan.

    Shakib should be banned for five years but BCB gave him a great chance to correct his rude and arrogant attitude. I hope Shakib will try hard to learn modesty and giving respect to nation and others. He should have learned from the players with whom he ha played with, like Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and others. Hail, BCB.

  • Legaleagle on July 10, 2014, 2:45 GMT

    Good riddance!! He should not be allowed to play at all.

  • Cricket-balls on July 8, 2014, 23:32 GMT

    Shakib didn't retire because he truly feel on his bottom of heart playing for Bangladesh . He always try to give his best for country . This is Shakib Al Hasan.....

  • sarnot on July 8, 2014, 23:08 GMT

    Very very interesting. Six months out of cricket, why six months!! Because BCB wants him before WC? What a player can do coming after six months out of the game!! It should have been one month maximum or minimum they needed to let him play the national games.

    Well, I hope Shakib will not lose his spirit and learn something from this punishment. Would love to see a new Shakib after this six month with much better performances than past.

    And to BCB, what a shame!! How can we afford to lose our best player for six months? Very harsh decision and very unexpected.

  • Baundele on July 8, 2014, 23:00 GMT

    @Mujahid, it took Mr. Cricket Mike Hussey till his 29th birth day to start playing for Australia. Do you think it is a walk in the park to get into those teams? Shakib is a star as long as he plays for Bangladesh. Even KKR used to bench him in many matches.

  • on July 13, 2014, 23:07 GMT

    Ridicule and kidding decision from BCB.

  • on July 13, 2014, 18:45 GMT

    whenever kkr haad won ipl . He had not appeared in next ipl

  • Mjr_Raju on July 12, 2014, 11:43 GMT

    Hopefully shakib will play against zimbabwe

  • on July 11, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    No one is bigger than the game or country and Shakib cannot be an exception. However, BCB has not fully explained the cause of a six month suspension. Altercation with a fan and coach doesn't warrant a six month suspension- maybe suspension of match or two at most. BCB, please explain your decision with details.

  • on July 11, 2014, 12:35 GMT

    any ex sportsman should be head of BCB to feel the emotion and need of players.

  • on July 10, 2014, 23:08 GMT

    A noteworthy good and exemplar decision by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). I appreciate BCB for banning Shakib-al-Hasan, who has broken and humiliated Bangladesh Cricket Team through threatening that he will not in the national team if he will not permission to play in CPL, which clearly shows his lack of passion for Bangladesh Cricket Team and for Bangladesh. Like me, Shakib has lost many of his supporters.

    BCB took the right and mild decision and we all appreciate BCB. This is a clear remark that every player is the same and no player will get benefited from BCB. BCB is our pride and arrogant and rude players should face the same situation like Shakib al Hasan.

    Shakib should be banned for five years but BCB gave him a great chance to correct his rude and arrogant attitude. I hope Shakib will try hard to learn modesty and giving respect to nation and others. He should have learned from the players with whom he ha played with, like Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and others. Hail, BCB.

  • Legaleagle on July 10, 2014, 2:45 GMT

    Good riddance!! He should not be allowed to play at all.

  • Cricket-balls on July 8, 2014, 23:32 GMT

    Shakib didn't retire because he truly feel on his bottom of heart playing for Bangladesh . He always try to give his best for country . This is Shakib Al Hasan.....

  • sarnot on July 8, 2014, 23:08 GMT

    Very very interesting. Six months out of cricket, why six months!! Because BCB wants him before WC? What a player can do coming after six months out of the game!! It should have been one month maximum or minimum they needed to let him play the national games.

    Well, I hope Shakib will not lose his spirit and learn something from this punishment. Would love to see a new Shakib after this six month with much better performances than past.

    And to BCB, what a shame!! How can we afford to lose our best player for six months? Very harsh decision and very unexpected.

  • Baundele on July 8, 2014, 23:00 GMT

    @Mujahid, it took Mr. Cricket Mike Hussey till his 29th birth day to start playing for Australia. Do you think it is a walk in the park to get into those teams? Shakib is a star as long as he plays for Bangladesh. Even KKR used to bench him in many matches.

  • m0se on July 8, 2014, 20:30 GMT

    "Some of the allegations were so inhuman, we were in awe, as to how a player can commit these crimes." What are these inhuman crimes? What is described later doesn't seem to be inhuman or crimes? This dropping players because of discipline stuff has to stop - cricket is played for the fans, not for the patronage of the board. Who wants to see a weak Bangladesh side lose match after match. The cricket boards have still too much power and the NOCs are being used as a controlling leash on players.

  • on July 8, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    Though the decision was too harsh but it was due also. Currently Shakib is the best player for Bangladesh, but he is not more than Bangladesh. Also, I believe BCB will consider this issue again and reduce the suspension period. Again its more important for new players to use the space of Shakib in team.

  • on July 8, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    I think Shakib should apply for Australian/UK/England citizenship and start playing for a country other than Bangladesh. Politicians of this country won't let anyone else to shine. Suspending a player for six months from home and abroad is something like suspending his whole career!

  • on July 8, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    He is banned from playing foreign leagues but why also from domestic leagues??? After 6 month he will get a little time to prepare him for the world cup.. He can not even sign for any tv commercial.. Too haarsh..

  • balajik1968 on July 8, 2014, 14:47 GMT

    From what I have read so far, and I have been following BD cricket for sometime, some disciplinary action was due. He is arguably the most talented player Bangladesh has, but nobody is bigger than the game. Shakib seemed to think he was (bigger than the game). He has been given a pretty severe punishment; what he makes of this remains to be seen. If he retires to play 20-20 leagues, he would make money, but lose respect.

  • fairplay_cricket_fan on July 8, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    Discipline is utmost. Game is bigger than a cricketer. So, a step in the right direction. Howeer, in order to keep him focussed, they should have made domestic cricket mandatory for him to participate in.

  • on July 8, 2014, 14:13 GMT

    This is the right decision taken by BCB

  • British_North_America on July 8, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    We do not need this Hathurushinghe, we need Shakib.

  • Cric_Guy_Surya on July 8, 2014, 11:56 GMT

    Too harsh.. An absolute failure on the part of BCB... He would have gained far better experience in the CPL and the IPL next year...

  • on July 8, 2014, 11:52 GMT

    brave decision.good lesson for upcoming cricketers.this will be the first step of a long run . . . congratz

  • anver777 on July 8, 2014, 11:21 GMT

    A real eye opener for other cricketers !!!!! CRICKET is a GENTLEMAN'S game therefore DISCIPLINE is much important than a player.... being a senior player, he should set a good example for others !!!!!

  • on July 8, 2014, 11:08 GMT

    I think this is right things done by BCB. I felt sakib is not his right track last year or so . If he dint get NOC he should not move. He need to know one thing very clear withouth BCB he is not his possition. Please every player care BCB. And also care you too.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on July 8, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    I hope he will learn a lesson and come back strongly to play for BD. Chandika is a good coach and action has been approved by the board unanimously. I hope Chandika can tun around BD.

  • hemendra1207 on July 8, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    This is a classic example where player start thinking himself bigger than game. Shakib is a very talented cricketer but he must groom himself as a human more. I am pretty sure he will be back. Till then feeling bad for Bangladesh to loose a cricketer like him.

  • Rohan0309 on July 8, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    My first thought as soon as I saw the headline was: "Oh boy! What about his IPL contract?" I won't be surprised if he returns to cricket after 6 months, secures his contract with KKR and then retires from international cricket. We've seen the likes of Malinga giving up the whites in favour of the greens!!

  • tripple-Digits on July 8, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    Pity it HAD to come to this, and good that BCB were able to put all beautiful positives about Shakib aside, to be able to make this very brave decision. It probably would have gotten worse if a stance was not taken. Shakib is a great player and the BEST BANGLADESHI player but if his actions brings about disruptions for the growth of the game and future players, it needs to be reassessed. Come back Shakib, be a good example for all cricket lovers, your fans and loyal supporters, and make a change to the negative aspects that might not be too good for you.

  • on July 8, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    The whole philosophy of punishment is being misunderstood. When your best player makes a mistake, and needs to be punished, is dropping him from the team the right solution?? You need him in the team to win matches for the nation. So, when you think, you are punishing him by dropping, you are actually punishing yourself, your team, and your nation, for the mistake of a player. Now, how can you punish a player, without punishing the team and the nation? A fine on the player would be enough, is'nt it??

  • Herath-UK on July 8, 2014, 8:44 GMT

    I think this is a positive decision in the right direction although it tastes bitter from his point. Sri Lanka Cricket Board has been firm in the recent past with a few problems & the results are all there to see now. Hathurusinghe to set his authority from the beginning will only serve good to the BD cricket in the future.

  • on July 8, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    Guys, I have gone through all of your comments. Looks there is a debate going on arguing the decision of BCB whether it was necessary to punish him or to oversight giving a nominal punishment. However, if we recall earlier stage of Shakib's playing in Cricket, he was so humble and polite to react on scoring century or even taking 5 or more wickets in a Match. He has never shown his emotion on his achievements. Now what is happening with him? Is it BCB, not handling him properly, who needs little care little nurture. There seems to be a complete communication failure between Shakib and BCB especially Akram, I don't think BCB achieved something to showcase, they have numerous failure in many occasions. I have never seen one of them is punished or any of them resigned from their Chair.

    Shakib would have got better practice in CPL with international players than staying with mediocre players in the camp. So it is indeed, we should let Racing horse in the track not at the stable.

  • sundarc9 on July 8, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    Banning Shakib for 6 months from all forms of cricket is a very good and welcome bold decision by BCB, however feel banning him from participating in international leagues until end of 2015 is not a great move. This seems to be some one in the BCB settling scores with Shakib. Shakib is a world class all rounder and he needs to mend his ways how he presents himself as he need to realise he is a role model for so many aspiring young cricketers in Bangladesh. Some times lessons are learnt the hard way. Shakib is learning discipline by paying a very big price..... Hope this does not affect as it is Bangladesh's slim chances in the 2015 world as their only international quality player will be short on match practice. Well this could boomerang on BCB.

  • kav555 on July 8, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    What seems harsh is the use of the word 'crime'! Given the instances to charge Sakib with a ban, they do not come anywhere close to being called 'crimes'. I suppose the BCB officials need to refer to the dictionary lest they get muddled in semantic confusion. To me, Sakib's actions seem 'offences' rather than 'crimes'.

  • Rosh1 on July 8, 2014, 7:10 GMT

    Sakib may be a good cricketer, but has not become a professional cricketer yet. Professionalism comes through on/off field behavior. Look at some of the great cricketers such as Sachin, Dravid, Kumar Sanga, Khallis Amla etc.. He needs to learn a lot. This decision will help Bangladesh in the long run. When you have someone like Sakib behaving like this it is not a good example set for the Juniors in the team who look up to the seniors or role models sharing the dressing room.

  • on July 8, 2014, 6:50 GMT

    its loss to BCB more than shakib... bcb creating unnecessary issues when there team has a huge challenge of even 1 win against anyone.

  • Rahul_78 on July 8, 2014, 6:38 GMT

    A sensible decision taken by BCB after long time. No doubt the Bangla fans will be angry and disappointed. But you have to draw a line in the sand sometimes. Shakib has been a serial offender along with few other senior players who have been setting a bad example for the youngsters to follow. Bangladesh has hardly won anything of note recently. With the amount of passion, fan following and support provided by ICC to Bangla cricket the results have been very, very poor. This extreme step is may be what was needed to shake things up. After making an example of the most talented and one of the seniormost player of the team the coach and board has given a clear signal to everyone to fall in line. The only way from here for Bangla cricket is up and lets hope some exciting new talent comes up and shines in the near future.

  • Aized.Syed on July 8, 2014, 6:20 GMT

    this is a real big decision as Isam already said. One of the biggest BCB's decision. I'm not truely sure what has happened to Shakib. A little while ago, he was suspened because of bad behavior and now. This is actually helping Shakib because he is learning by his mistakes, and he will try to fix it. But the big thing is what will happen to Bangladesh in the WC 2015 without Shakib. Shakib is a perfect allrounder who scares every player no matter if its a batter or a bowler. When your playing something you have to look at everything not only how good you are at playing but also how you act . and I think shakib needs to learn how to act better.

  • on July 8, 2014, 6:16 GMT

    Good and brave decision. BCCI should learn from BCB

  • on July 8, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    Shakib is talented player. As a senior player he should respect norm of the game. Unfortunately BCB has no option but sake of other players to give right direction they may have to taken this decision. I am sure he will back with more confident.

  • soumyas on July 8, 2014, 5:47 GMT

    If it was the case with any top ranked team, they would have handled through psychology counselors, explaining them what would be the win-win situation and how to beat lose-lose situation. BCB is still in the cradle and they are nothing but hurting themselves by such harsh decisions. Shakib is a too good player to be banned.

  • on July 8, 2014, 5:44 GMT

    stars to be treated as stars. ofcourse there should be discipline but there is no place of ego when we talk about team development. bcb and hathurusingha has to understand the need of professionalism in bangladesh cricket . everyone knows what happens to ashraful who was considered best batsman of bangladesh at one time. I am not saying that discipline should be compromised but sometime it is better to move forward rather than to keep fingering . Now shakib cant play in any overseas league for around 1.5yr , which is severe loss to bangladesh bcz he is not only the representative of their cricket in those countries but also the experience he gained would help the youngsters of bangladesh. I will not be surprised if shakib goes Pietersen way...

  • anandshankar82 on July 8, 2014, 5:30 GMT

    Fame has a way of corrupting anyone and Shakib has fallen in the same trap. A strict punishment like this should bring him back to earth and then maybe some sense will prevail. What he fails to realize is that because he is a senior member of the team his actions are not just his but also influence the rest of the team to be brash and arrogant which is not good for youngsters in cricket

  • on July 8, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    1st sakib learn love for motherland, then he try to play. money is smaller than motherland.......

  • Baundele on July 8, 2014, 5:26 GMT

    Ironically, in the past 6/7 series we have either won or drawn when Shakib was not around because of injury. On the other hand, in series he played we suffered huge loss, although he performed quite well. So, I do not think his absence for 6 months would do any harm to Bangladesh cricket.

    On the other hand, BCB has established that no one is above the law. The team will be benefited in the long run.

  • on July 8, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    Bangladesh is all set for first round exit in the next world cup.

  • akashhaque on July 8, 2014, 3:56 GMT

    It was required for Sakib to come back to earth and also a lesson for few "models" who plays cricket sometimes.

  • on July 8, 2014, 3:40 GMT

    Discipline must be maintained at all times irrespective of whether you are a cricketer, umpire or official as the game of cricket should not be tarnished by certain individuals

  • on July 8, 2014, 3:26 GMT

    @wapuser@ thank you for brave and realistic opinion.

  • tapooori on July 8, 2014, 3:20 GMT

    Should the BCB appreciated for the strong stance taken against the only world class player in the whole country or should be criticized for making a mockery of an issue.

  • Mohee.bd on July 8, 2014, 3:12 GMT

    The decision made against him is not bad, team first then come to individuals. But what about the decision makers, they cannot guarantee a regular BPL; there is joking going on in the name of first-class cricket, no Dhaka premier league. Is the BCB job to create bar from playing cricket or produce pool of cricketers. I do not understand why ICC president involved in this issue. Is he properly read his ToR?

    Shame for BCB and Shame for ICC president

  • blade_pakkiri on July 8, 2014, 3:11 GMT

    The Bangla team is neither going to devolve nor improve without Shakib. They're going to be the same team running from abysmal to mediocre, with or without Shakib. As for Shakib he should just give a big finger to the BCB and retire from Bangla cricket and play exclusively in all the T20 leagues. He can make more money. Somehow the world seems to believe that he's a great cricketer even though the evidence so far is contrary to that belief. He should take advantage of it and go for the money.

  • vedichitesh on July 8, 2014, 2:45 GMT

    I am so proud of BCB. They have shown the way to all cricketers and all all-cricketing bodies of the world. Shakib is not only the best Bangladesh cricketer till date he also is an international star. He is my favorite cricketer too. BCB has shown great courage in suspending the almost legend of Bangladesh. There has to be no compromise with discipline no one is above Cricket and the country…..

  • BDKu on July 8, 2014, 2:45 GMT

    International sports be it Cricket or any other is no place for spoilt brats. Sportsmen are the role models for young kids and they need to behave that way. Anybody wants to learn how to behave as an international sportsman just look at Rahul Dravid. Many people may not be able to emulate his cricket skill but if you want you can emulate his behaviour. A bad human being cannot be a good sportsman and there is no compromise.

  • on July 8, 2014, 2:27 GMT

    This guy needs some lesson. His Fame has got the better of him i believe . If he doesnt learn now from his mistakes , his career will swindle and thus the history books will be unkind to him.

  • IAS2009 on July 8, 2014, 2:26 GMT

    i am not sure why people are so sympathetic to Shakib, look at his behavior, he is best player with worst attitude, one man will not win game for BD team but he will spoil other 10 player attitude, he Kevin P. for BD team, i am sure BCB did with difficulty as he is the best player on team, his ego will be better when it hurts money wise. the notion of thinking that Shakib don't have to listen to coach is utter non sense, why did BCB hire coach they should have made Shakib captain, if people of Bangladesh condone Sahkib's behavior they will never be any discipline in team attitude, which has been a decade old problem with team. England did the right thing getting rid of KP, if this suspension is not eye opener for Sahkib then the next step would be get rid of him, if team improves without him he might not be needed at all.

  • The.Ghost.Of_K.P. on July 8, 2014, 1:58 GMT

    I didn't know that it was possible to be a prima donna in the Bangladesh team.

  • Chennai_Cricket on July 8, 2014, 1:42 GMT

    Very brave decision BCB, Well done

  • on July 8, 2014, 1:29 GMT

    I feel for this bloke. Here is a man coming from very humble backgrounds, making a name for himself and his country and then he gets punished unnecessarily time and time again. Shakib's achievements cannot be even compared to combined achievements of all those sitting at the board. If you are heading the most powerful sporting administrative body in the country, you should know that there are certain players who you have to look after very carefully and sometimes have to oversight their mistakes coz they are that darn good.I know no one is above the law but the law has to be consistent even with the ones sitting at the board. I mean come on. I know that BCB is trying to make a statment but you dont make statements at the expense of your best player who you need and desperately want to be in teh team. Coming to the world cup in Australia you would want your best player to be there preparing his heart out especially when he is the only one who has played in foreign conditions, Australia.

  • on July 8, 2014, 1:20 GMT

    Brilliant decision indeed. He deserved it.

  • Dhutugemunu on July 8, 2014, 1:17 GMT

    People who consider this as a too harsh punishment, should think twice. Anyway with or without Shakib, BD winning percentage is not going to decline or incline significantly, since BD record is not good at all. Basically nothing to loose. W/L with vs without Shakib after his International debut 06 Aug 2006 - Tests (0.12 vs 0.00) ODI (0.70 vs 0.66) T20I (0.40 vs 0.25). Yes. Statistically BD have done better when Shakib is in the team. But it does not mean Shakib won those games for BD. Other players significantly contributed to win them.

  • bjcm12 on July 8, 2014, 1:12 GMT

    You need to be aggressive in the field. But this guy has a major attitude problem with the cricketing authorities. This is not the 1st time.He and Sreesanth of India are twins in wrong attitude. Very good decision by BCB. He should retire from traditional cricket and should become a mercenary - earning money from special leagues.

  • on July 8, 2014, 0:52 GMT

    I think the penalty was due on shakib coz of discipline and his bad behavior.The question is what should have been the penalty.To ban him which will also harm the BD team as team will win less matches or give him a USD 100000 Penalty to achieve both targets of disciplining him while he will still contribute to team wins.

  • indianzen on July 8, 2014, 0:22 GMT

    too much of expectation on each player... Just started to play the test cricket and there is a long way to improve the sports in the country... Shut down BPL and give more and more tests to play... only then cricket can improve.. misadministration and mess just like ECB...

  • cricraz on July 7, 2014, 23:35 GMT

    This will definitely teach Shakib a Lesson about humility. On the other hand, he has nothing to gain by continuing to play for a bad Bangladesh team. He should retire and play t20 leagues around the world. He is a gifted left arm spinner and a good attacking batsman who will be motivated having learnt a lesson. He will be sought after by the CPL, IPL, Big Bash and English T20 league. I wonder if he will be allowed to play in the Bangla league. This might be a blessing in disguise for Shakib. He will learn to behave respectfully and appreciate his cricket and will be blessed by riches of T20 leagues without having to suffer the humiliation of playing for BD

  • CherryWood_Champion on July 7, 2014, 23:30 GMT

    I would hold BCB to be at fault for this situation. It is always the board's prerogative to groom Shakib in such way that his feet are always grounded. There seems to be a complete communications failure between the board and the player. If not resolved immediately this impasse would hurt everyone involved by this decision. i,e BCB, Shakib, Bangladesh team and most of all the Bangladeshi cricket fans.

  • on July 7, 2014, 23:20 GMT

    shakib should quit Bangladesh now..... He will be welcomed in any other national team he should change nationality for the better future of his generations he should go to any carribean or any european team like netherlands or ireland and play for them,,....or he should come to india

  • bookie7600 on July 7, 2014, 23:11 GMT

    Wow for once BCB behaves professionally ! Kudos, good example set for others.

  • Cricket-balls on July 7, 2014, 23:06 GMT

    I think not coming to receive the hard copy of NOC is not too much big offence to destroy his(Sakib AL Hassan's) Career as he got permission from Akram Khan over phone . If Akram Khan didn't give him permission, he would have come to convince BCB members for getting Permission. If Akram khan is not an authorized person to give him permission, why he gave any permission about national issue without discussing other members as he is a senior member. BCB is not his home that he will give permission to the player not maintaining the proper way . Actually it's really a minor offense, you can give a little financial punishment for this act nothing more .

  • on July 7, 2014, 22:52 GMT

    Well done BCB. I am also appreciating their decision to ban Shakib this way. It may seems a bit too harsh to many of us, but when you think about it -this only justify what BCB had to do to send a message for the rest of the BD team. This is the team where one of the player didn't go to West Indies with the A team because he got Economy ticket. Can you imagine that? This is the team, where a national player is depressed because he had been selected in the initial team to play against West Indies, because he has to stay home. The new coach knows all about it. He also knows that if he has to implement his strategy well, the cricketers need to act like a team. If they can't act together as a team, the same horrible performance will continue. I hope this will help to send a clear message to the rest of the team. They won't be able to complain in future that nobody warned them.

  • Tinybaba on July 7, 2014, 22:41 GMT

    It isnt only Shakib but BD captain Mushy too has a BIG attitude problem. Remember , when they lost to SL earlier this year , he said losing to SL is a shame and everyone knows it. But look at what has happened subsequently . They lost 20-20 , ODI and test series to SL and SL went ahead to win the 20-20 world cup , Asia cup and most recently wont 20-20 , ODI and test series in England. So be successful , you must first be humble , and then accept your mistakes , and weeknesses. Then only you can correct them. But looks like BD is years behind that hence they need someone with very strict discipline to take them to correct path. I believe Chandika Hathurusinghe can do this . Good luck to him !!!

  • QTS_ on July 7, 2014, 22:38 GMT

    @Sachin O. Khairnar: if he retires to play leagues only, like Ten Doescherte, he will only be known as a league performer, no matter how much he earns. The foremost issue is the choice of country over club. As soon as he chooses club over country, the vast number of his avid supporters in Bangladesh will instantly withdraw their support. So what he earns will never bring him back that sort of adoration.

  • on July 7, 2014, 22:05 GMT

    They have robbed the CPL of one of it's stars! And they are also inflicting some severe financial losses on the man. It seems a bit much! It also appears they are taking advantage of him, they want him back for the ODI World Cup, but they see it fit to prevent him from earning an income, in domestic leagues beyond that. I hope they don't find themselves in a position where they are going owe him money in the future, because that would be doubly cruel.

  • mshyder on July 7, 2014, 21:40 GMT

    This is outrageous, Shakib should announce his retirement from international cricket thus his contract with BCB will become void and he would not need any NOC to play the leagues. He can play IPL, BBL, CPL, English & SA T20 tournaments and off course county cricket and be busy all year round and infact make a lot of money. We will also see the fall of Bangladesh cricket without him. Currently they are at the bottom of test playing nation without Shakib they will be beaten by each and every associated side as well.

  • jackthelad on July 7, 2014, 21:34 GMT

    Touch of the Kevin Pietersens with England; Shakib has been a top player, but he is not bigger than the team or Bangla cricket in general. There is at the moment a bit of a problem where - certain - high-profile players seem to think they are more important than the game of Cricket; they are not. Heavy measures, I think, need to be taken to stem this nonsense at its origin.

  • on July 7, 2014, 21:14 GMT

    I think the punishment is too harsh. Shaking is a rare talent and allowances should be made for his behaviour. He leads and gains the respect of the rest of the team by his temperament and action on the field. Many great Sri Lankan critters (recent ones) were known to rebel and were reprimanded, but none as harsh as this one. Think again BCB!

  • shanmsg on July 7, 2014, 21:11 GMT

    One of the most admirable decision by a cricket authority in the recent history. And a lesson to the other cricket boards. Game is above everyone and no one is bigger than the game. They became stars by representing their country. Who paid their wages? Hard working people by going to watch them play and scream their lungs out. But with money they forget loyalties. Will be a lesson to all the young cricketers and current players.

    Great way to start the coaching stint for Hathu! He's one of the best guys you will ever come across and glad to see him stamping his authority even risk loosing his job before even it begins! With him in the helm success will be soon around the corner!

  • on July 7, 2014, 20:53 GMT

    BCB also should get responsibility of this critical situation of BD cricket. Because they could not make the integrity in the team.

  • ImonG on July 7, 2014, 20:05 GMT

    They can't handle a Shakib , I wonder what they would have done if they had a Diego Maradona type with them .... talented but very volatile. Thankfully neither Shakib is that brash nor that talented. I think this should act as a lesson for BD fans, who given a chance would place Shakib right beside Gary Sobers in alround skills. When you praise or worship some one more than he deserves, it get's to their head, & more often than not, you end up in a mess like this. Not every one is a Sachin who handles praise & reprimand with equal modesty and carries on with his job for 16 long years. Some point to note for BD board too, Virat was an arrogant, brash & extremely volatile teenager when he broke into the Indian team, look how BCCI handled him & channelized his energy towards a positive direction. Like BD fans, there perhaps lies a lesson somewhere for the BD board too among st all this. Hope sanity prevails, because it would be sad if Shakib announces retirement, he's a good player.

  • on July 7, 2014, 20:02 GMT

    Shakib found himself in this mess, partly at least, due to his own mistakes. So it is not unfair to say he has brought this upon himself in some ways. However, I think keeping him out of the game for 6 months is a bit too much. Perhaps a couple of months would have done it. The call to give him no further NOCs for foreign T-20 leagues for the next couple of years isn't a bad one though, it has to be said.

  • on July 7, 2014, 19:25 GMT

    This is not fair they shud of gave him a few maches ban. 6 months? Bangladesh will Neva get anoda playa like shakib

  • on July 7, 2014, 19:21 GMT

    Still lots of thing to learn to be a great player. Sevarel time sakib shown his attitudes arrogantly. Attitudes can make a difference between a good player and a great player .

  • RafiqIsTheMan on July 7, 2014, 18:44 GMT

    This decision will lead bangladesh to a good future.

  • AnasK on July 7, 2014, 18:35 GMT

    Professionalism and Nationalism are two very distinct things. Shakib Al Hasan being a professional cricketer wanted to play CPL. Even playing for your country needs more professionalism than nationalism. Nationalism involve one's feelings and feelings can play with decisions and often lead to bad decisions. Therefore, one should be more professional. So, in my opinion this matter should not be about the "Love of your country".

    BCB has to understand that Shakib is the "only" Bangladeshi cricketer who can be rated as world class. The only way he can promote Bangladesh team is by performing in worldwide leagues. As PCB did in 2010 to great players like Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan, BCB is doing the same. These cricketers are performing for your country and without them you might not stand in international cricket. So, respect them and get respected.

    Shakib would have got better practice in CPL with international players than staying with mediocre players in the camp.

  • trace7094 on July 7, 2014, 18:23 GMT

    This is a very good example set by bangladehi board as no player is bigger than the game.Shakin no doubt is a fine player but his attitude in the recent past was not exemplary for other players specially youngsters.Instead of getting mad and take anu further action Shakib should sit back and think about his mistakes and learn lessons from them.

  • HossainM on July 7, 2014, 18:22 GMT

    No wonder Shakib has been the most wonderful performer of our cricket history. But it's not going to be him always steering the team. So if we talk about the next two years yes it's a bad one. But to look far ahead we needed this. After all without the discipline you can't form a strong group . I completely agree with the decision made!

  • Raj006 on July 7, 2014, 18:02 GMT

    In business or cricket, you always have start performers. If you don't manage your start performers well, your business, in this case your team will suffer. I don't know if anyone else in the team are going to learn anything from this incident, but surely the loser here is Bangladesh cricket.

  • MaF007 on July 7, 2014, 18:00 GMT

    What's annoying is few people seem to think Bangladesh is all about Shakib, unfortunately either they are naive or blind . Cricket comes first , so does professionalism , most importantly your COUNTRY. Don't know details what has happened , neither who is to blame . I guess BCB is not handled by single individual, therefore if they made the decision , they must be RIGHT..

  • Aju.Nair on July 7, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    This will save Shakib's career....Good decision by the cricket board..Hopefully this incident would be the last bad incident in Shakib's career and it would surely an eyeopener for him...Shakib is talented all rounder,one of the best Bangaladesh have..He should have to correct his mistake and come back strongly..I am sure this break will help him for that...

  • on July 7, 2014, 17:48 GMT

    The Bangladeshi Board needs to be lauded for the decision. It has put a superstar in his place. It has shown that the game is always bigger than the individual. It is here that BD players can learn from the likes of MSD , Sachin and Rahul Dravid as to how to be level headed despite fame.

  • ghumant on July 7, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    not sure how to react. given the history of politicians in BCB as well as abundant examples of yellow journalism and casual character of Bangladeshi culture in all sectors of life, not sure how much shakib is guilty. but for sure if other ten players start to behave like him (allegedly) and perform as good as him, i guess Bangladeshi fans will be over the moon.

  • on July 7, 2014, 17:34 GMT

    Shakib should retire now and play the leagues, as cricketer's life span in cricketing life is very less, so he should earn as lot when he is in prime.

  • lesterloyd on July 7, 2014, 17:25 GMT

    I like when this guy plays but these kind of behavior can slowly lead into destruction.. I luv the passion BD boys have for Cricket, but seniors should set good examples to younger ones.. If you see the players who performed well in the game of cricket are good examples to others.. Good Decision by BCB cheers..

  • on July 7, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    it's not a good decision at all

  • on July 7, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    Probably he was the only Bangladeshi player who got the right amount of talent to make it to any T20 league around the world. Shakib should seriously think to resign and play as a freelance player.

  • Marcel_Ci on July 7, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    Its a very nice decision... they should take learning from our team players who r world class like sanga & mahela... true gentlemen of cricket. free of any controversies throughout their career...

  • on July 7, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    This is dangerous for Bangladesh cricket... This guy is one talented cricketer who can lead Bangladesh... Talented guys are eccentrics... the boards shud learn how to handle them and in due course not affect the team.... This team is growing well, not the right time for such an act.... WI did the same with Gayle few years ago...

  • on July 7, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    An individual is rewarded in accordance to one's skills. Talented people are always in demand, so they can utilize their skills. I don't agree with someone regulating rules over an individual being able to utilize their talent, it should be "their" decision. If Sakib didn't want to join the camp, it wasn't out of arrogance - he was on his way for more cricket. Big businesses and corporations should respect "freedom" of player's right to choose on how they want to use their skills. This kind of approach ignites "fear" in any work environment to their employees and effects them psychologically. How are drastic measures by management good for any business?

  • on July 7, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    Very very poor decision by BCB. its too harsh on shakib.

  • on July 7, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    We will miss him in the ODIs, TEST AND T20 matches of BANGLADESH ......

  • on July 7, 2014, 16:38 GMT

    it is a right decision.with out valid NOC any player is not valid.....whatever it is Sakib or any one.

  • on July 7, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    Right play by BCB...undoubtedly.

  • vick2025 on July 7, 2014, 16:09 GMT

    As an Indian fan...I would love to see BD players do well in all forms of cricket...there is no doubt that this dude Shakib is one of the best player BCB has...but he has to learn to obey the rules and keep it principles...if such players don't show any respect to others then this decision by the BCB is just right...he has to learn...so I agree with alot of you...its a good decision...Shakib should never forget that he plays for BD first and foremost....

  • on July 7, 2014, 15:58 GMT

    This is ridiculous. You got the best player in the team banned from all cricket and just to get the message across, the said player wont get to play IPL either? They say no player is bigger than the game. Shouldn't the same apply for the boards? I hope shakib has the sense to retire from all forms of international cricket and just pursue foreign T20 leagues. You got the one talent and you chop off his source of income. You really expect this to help Bangladesh Cricket? Learn from KP. Learn from Gayle.

  • IamdKing on July 7, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    Kudos to BCB for taking such a brave decision! No one is above the game, and this is aptly justified by the board! I understand this might hamper Bangaldesh's near future campaigns a little, but rules are rules for everybody!

    If only few other boards had the guts to take such brave decisions, the game might have be purer!

  • JethroCanuck on July 7, 2014, 15:53 GMT

    To all that are complaining about WHAT HAS BCB DONE? Suspending our best player! Well don't worry, the bottom line will not change profoundly, its not like Bangladesh were winning most of their matches with him in the side anyways. They lose approx. 95% of their tests and 72% of their ODIs and T20s, that win/loss percentage might change by a hundredths of a percentage point with this decision. BCB would take one or two extra games lost in exchange for a disciplined dressing room with a healthy work ethic. Sends a clear message.

  • on July 7, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    Thanks BCB, very good decision... well done...

  • on July 7, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    Good Decision... Bangladesh as a team somehow plays like a team and not dependent on one man when he is sidelined... we played brilliant cricket against NewZealand in the home ODI series where Sakib was not in the squad... and I firmly believe it will give the team more experience and teach them not to rely on someone else...

  • timtom on July 7, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    Well done BCB !! Good example set for others with their best player . Hope this will bring some much needed discipline in the dressing room where all are kings in their own way. Any ways BD was not exactly winning matches with Shakib so results without him cannot be any worse in fact it can only get better. Something needed to change and this is it. Again well done !!!

  • on July 7, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    Good Decision! No one is bigger than the game.

  • Masking_Tape on July 7, 2014, 14:47 GMT

    I dont think people are understanding this. This is not your typical board vs player, country vs t20 leagur situation. BCB has allowed him to play all over the world. He's the only player who has played in all the leagues. Although I don't agree with the punishment, what most of you're commenting is not the reason why such punishment was handed out.

  • on July 7, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    Does this mean Shakib will miss CLT20 2014, IPL 2015 and CLT20 2015 for KKR?

  • asiacricket1234 on July 7, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Oh Dear. 6 month ban from International cricket :O. We are scheduled to play 5 test during this period. We are rubbish at it is now how are we gonna survive without our best player. I agree with him not playing in foreign league but I wished he could have at least played for BD at the end of this year

  • on July 7, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    A wise decision by BCB. No one is greater than the rule. If you don't want to follow the rule, you don't deserve to play the game. Cricket is a game played by the gentlemen. So, come back after six months when you realize that BCB makes Shakib and Shakib doesn't make BCB.

  • on July 7, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    It might seem a harsh punishment for a player of high calibre, but rules are rules,they are made to imply equally regardless of their stature. We want to see spread peace, harmony and brotherhood through the means of sport not betrayal and division within the team. What goes around comes around..

  • on July 7, 2014, 14:30 GMT

    its very good decision by BCB he think without him BD not win matches his not the king be are men down to earth

  • on July 7, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    A player's maturity does not justify his misbehavior. He is open to his due sanction regardless of his contributions or possible future contributions to the Bangladesh team.

  • on July 7, 2014, 14:21 GMT

    Dark times ahead for BD cricket, BCB what have you done? Suspending your best player? "Real" "wise" "decision".. I think in future, The coach would play for BD and not cricketers.. Way to destroy your own country's cricket.. Hats off BCB!

  • P.Ghosh on July 7, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    Wise and Good decision. But I believe they'll let him play at the World Cup 2015.

  • on July 7, 2014, 14:19 GMT

    Good decision. Though very painful

  • on July 7, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    Sorry for Sakib for being punished severely. I can understand that he is banned from all kinds of cricket for six months but I can not understand why he will not be given NOC for 18 months for playing abroad. This is ridiculous. This ban is imposed just because of jealousy for Sakib's success. Bangladesh can never produce a near calibre player like Sakib and no such player can be produced in next 50 years. Sorry to say Sakib is the only player from Bangladesh who has the capability to play anywhere in the world.. Considering his contribution to Bangladesh cricket, his punishment should be re- considered to save his career. Don't worry Sakib we are with you

  • on July 7, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    This is not wise decision for Bangladesh Cricket team. There is no other person to protect the team. No magic have in the coach for which BD team will won.

  • ramz30380 on July 7, 2014, 13:56 GMT

    @Nayel_19 - With all due respects to ur sentiments, no one is bigger than the game! Shakib's behavior has been a concern for quite a while and the BCB was well within their rights to take some stern action against him and deservedly so.

    How is it fair when a player, leaves the dressing room when the match is on, which is agains the rules of any team on this day? This shows his disrespect for BD cricket management which is not the right by any means.

    Ur claiming the BCB is unprofessional?! Its Shakib who is unprofessional! Do u think the ECB will tolerate the highhandedness of Shakib? They cudnt even tolerate KP who has been one of the best batsmen to ever represent England! He'll b chucked out for good!

    For the info of many commentators here he cant play franchise cricket alone w/o the approval of his board - he needs a NOC. All players today need a NOC for playing Franchisee cricket! He wont get one, if he doesnt comply with the rules of his own board.

  • on July 7, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    A very bad decision by the BCB and BD Team will suffer for this.

  • on July 7, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    players tend to forget country first than money it happen to few players ho plays leagues like ipl and lost discipline this is the time cricket boards need to be firm no matter how good you are first discipline

  • on July 7, 2014, 13:28 GMT

    Shakib Al Hasan banned from playing any form of cricket for 6 months by BCB. No international cricket, no domestic cricket, no t20 leagues, no county cricket .

    T20 Leauge 's such an ego thing, 'them or us.' Cricket boards need to find some flexibility in order to live harmoniously with the T20 LEAUGES.

    A player should NEVER be put in the position that SHAKIB was. Stubborn management creates bad blood, this is spiteful & childish from BCB , a team whose test status is always on radar and they banned their unarguably best test player .

  • KINGH11 on July 7, 2014, 13:21 GMT

    This is Immaturity. He knows his team needs him as well as senior players because of there continue loses. BD never been a sporting country atall players get PROUD too fast. I think BD took too much time and gave lots of chances but finally gave a punishment. He is from my idea NO.1 all rounder but need to be mature and grow up.

  • on July 7, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    Agreed with BCB, certainly have serious attitude problem. What he has become! How many matches he won for BD singlehandly? What is his contribution in World Cricket! Below average for sure. A great sportsman should be a human being too. BCB should have hawke eye on his fellow teammates too, cause " of same feather flock together".

  • Aroundthelegsgoogly on July 7, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    Shakib should now formally retire from international cricket and focus on his prospering 20/20 league career. At least his team mates might help him win some games.

  • on July 7, 2014, 13:12 GMT

    Respect BCB for their decision but it is very hard for millions of Bangladeshi cricket fan to see such kind of suspension of SAKIB AL-HASAN, the most beloved player of Bangladesh cricket. Don't know whether is it a result of long-term plan of those who wanted to destroy Bangladesh cricket or got some Bangladeshi potential cricketers like Sakib a threat for their surviving in the cricket world.

  • TheMysteryMan on July 7, 2014, 12:50 GMT

    Bangladesh planning in advance to be defeated at the hands of Scotland and Afghanistan in the world cup. This is first step to ensure that they lose all matches in the next world cup. Banning their best player for 6 months. Way to go BCB, way to go. I dont know what is stopping Sakib to officially retire from international cricket and play as free agent. It is not as if Bangladesh is going anywhere in International cricket with or without him.

  • Zillurcc on July 7, 2014, 12:49 GMT

    Shakib is banned from any short of cricket in the country for six months!!! & it was a disciplinary action. Very bad news for BD cricket. The BCB can't handle the cricketers & it's proving for the last six to eight months.

  • on July 7, 2014, 12:44 GMT

    this is not a good decision. I respect the boards hard stance but this will only persuade shakib even more to quit internationals forever and go freelance, a move which he has been flirting with for quite a long time.

  • on July 7, 2014, 12:43 GMT

    Very Good Decision,Players should have proper respect to their country at first.This decision shows no player will be spared no.matter how good or important you are.Next step should be to drop Tamim,Nasir,Mahmudullah from Bangladesh team.Cricket isn't no fun game,its a gentleman's game.Then only can BD cricket flourish in future.

  • Nayel_19 on July 7, 2014, 12:43 GMT

    For those who saying its a gud decision..." get a life "! i mean banning your best player till world cup?? not letting him play leagues around the world when he is the sole representative of the country?? who would have benefitted if he had gone to WI before BD's tour over there?? who would have benefitted if he had gone to Big bash before the WC?? BCB is being totally unprofessional... I would suggest Shakib to leave BD and go to England..he would easily get into the main 11....this is from a Bangladeshi and Bangladesh doesn't deserve Shakib!

  • uksar on July 7, 2014, 12:34 GMT

    Good decision by BCB. Still BD may be a minnow in world cricket. But nobody can take advantage of the reality. In the last three months or so, three times he has become headlines for wrong reasons.

  • Hrolf on July 7, 2014, 12:34 GMT

    I love watching players like Shakib, but I'm not going to sit through an insipid Bangladeshi performance to do so. Bangladesh is a country of 150,000,000 people, cricket is the number one sport, they have been playing ODIs since 1986, and Tests since 2000, and still don't look like cracking the top 8 any time soon. WI cricket of the 70's and 80's was built on a backbone of year-long domestic cricket practice throughout the world. Bangladesh cricket needs the same international domestic cricket exposure. The thrashing that the national team has and continues to receive has not helped Bangladesh one bit.

  • ThePacifist10 on July 7, 2014, 12:21 GMT

    Well, this has been a bit of an unnecessary ruckus. I don't think that Shakib should have gone for the training camp, disciplinary issues or no disciplinary issues. He's the only guy in the BD team who could actually play as a first-choice player for another Full Member team. What he could possibly learn from his team-mates is beyond me. Experience in the West Indies would have been miles better. Now the BCB has decided to axe their best player until the beginning of the World Cup. It's as if they want to be as bad as they can.

    Now I'm an Indian, but BD, board and players alike, have been terrible over the past couple of years and I seriously think it's time for BD to be relegated, and their spot given to either Afghanistan or Ireland. I'd prefer the former, but that's just my opinion.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on July 7, 2014, 12:21 GMT

    I just wonder what would happen to KP if he were playing in Bangladesh? A life ban from cricket? If BCB would've given 50% effort to guide the cricketers properly that they've given to ban Shakib, such incidents of indiscipline wouldn't happen at all. They even failed to prepare a minimum standard FC structure and we've seen as its outcome that BD have produced only one good cricketer in 28 years of their international cricket history.

  • YorkshirePudding on July 7, 2014, 12:20 GMT

    @DaisonGarvasis, I makes sense, especially as he didn't have a valid NOC for the Caribbean.

    In regards to nature of the ban, a 6 Month world wide ban from all cricket takes him until the end of the year, while the refusal to give a NOC prevents him from playing in the lucrative leagues like the IPL, Big Bash and CPL and EPL until the start of the 2016 season.

    Not sure if the punishment fits the crime and this now sets a precedent for other Bangladesh players, in the end its the Bangladesh Cricket boards decision, just like its the prerogative of other boards with their players.

  • on July 7, 2014, 12:13 GMT

    No player is bigger than the game, But the same applies to the boards managing cricket players. If I was Shakib, I'd just quit all forms of cricket and make money playing IPL and other leagues abroad. There is no way in hell you can expect a player to really play for the country when the board makes moves on your source of income.

  • CricketChat on July 7, 2014, 12:08 GMT

    Shakib must realize he is no bigger than the game. Despite being a former captain of his national team, his behavior in recent times has been shameful. I congratulate the BCB for taking the decision to descipline him. Should be an eye opener for rest of his teammates and other boards as well.

  • on July 7, 2014, 12:06 GMT

    I think this a better decision for put him out six month from national team. I wish he could learn how to behave. And after six month back to national team.

  • on July 7, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    Although it's not cruel but a very very big decision! He has been a great asset for the BD and World cricket, so BCB could have thought about lesser punishment.

  • on July 7, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    So the bottom line is, our best player is not going to get a single match before upcoming world cup. Bravo BCB.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    Sakib Al Hasan one of my faveriote cricketer but highly apprecitated decision taken by BCB

  • PACERONE on July 7, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    ECB,WICB.BCB and some other boards should learn from Australia.they try to protect their players not get rid of their good players.This is the same BCB that did not pay the players that participated in their T20 series.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    What a poor decision for one of the leading all-rounder in the world & arguably the greatest son of Bangladesh cricket.......everyone has a bad side but BCB has not dealt with it well. They could have imposed a milder punishment like a 2 or 3 match ban.....now he is very much likely to become the Chris Gayle or Albie Morkel. What he could have gained by attending that camp with fellow player instead was trying to get accustomed to conditions in West Indies. Surely he is lured by foreign leagues as is the case with all the players these days but if BCB have looked at the positive side of this then the case would have been different. Anyways all the best to Shakib & BCB. Hope to see him back soon in Bangladesh colours.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:55 GMT

    No player is above the board or the game. England showed it with KP, and Bangladesh showing it with Shakib. Well done!

  • DaisonGarvasis on July 7, 2014, 11:55 GMT

    There you go. Here is another team trying to get rid of their best player. Ban for 6 months and no NOC until 2015? For what? For coming back when told to come back? Yeah, right. If he had misbehaved earlier he had served the punishment each time. Now ban him altogether. Great!!!

  • rizwan1981 on July 7, 2014, 11:55 GMT

    Mohammed Ahraful , the most talented batsman to emerge from Bangladesh was not properly managed which led to the match fixing and now the best all-rounder in the country is banned .

    Cricket boards should know how to manage star players.

  • LillianThomson on July 7, 2014, 11:52 GMT

    The whole concept of NOC's is firmly in the territory of "unlawful restraint of trade".

    Even if Shakib has been found guilty of disciplinary offences, the act of taking punishment beyond a domestic or international ban and to prevent him from plying his trade overseas clearly makes the sanction unlawful in numerous jurisdictions.

    This has been coming since NOC's were used to starve ICL players back to the mainstream. Sooner or later someone is going to challenge this. When they do, we will see NOC's disappear from the horizon and numerous older cricketers exit to T20 semi-retirement.

  • warcraftx on July 7, 2014, 11:52 GMT

    banned for 6 months and cannot play until end of 2015? doesn't make sense.. is it end of 2014 of 2015?

  • ASDFGTHI on July 7, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    Because he's the star player of Bangladesh, he started thinking that the BCB will do anything he wants. But the BCB did a good thing by banning him for six months.

  • ladycricfan on July 7, 2014, 11:47 GMT

    Oh my God, not a good news for Bangladesh cricket. Another incidence of tug-o-war between the T20 leagues and the boards. If you read the comments of Bang's cricket fans, you will realise that he is their darling of the team, almost Bradnanesque proportions.

    T20 was originally played professionally in England to attract local fans to the ground for financial reasons. Now that it has developed into an exciting sport requiring special skills for that format. But the fact "the money was the root purpose of the format" is showing its head time and again in incidences like this.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:47 GMT

    Cricket is only factor that can make the whole nation together in Bangladesh and Shakib is the face of Bangladesh Cricket. If he behave like the way he has been doing, is not acceptable, specially when he is the idol of many rising cricketer. Bangladesh Cricket eventually will get many more Shakib in the future.Thus, I appreciate the decision and I want Shakib to apologies to the nation for his behavior.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:44 GMT

    Horrendous overreaction. It's really unfortunate seeing emerging teams blighted by such poor administration.

  • Chandramouli.G on July 7, 2014, 11:43 GMT

    So will he play 2015 World Cup in Oz & Nz or not?

  • Vilander on July 7, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    Well thats harsh considering he is the first and only world class BD cricketer.

  • Charlie101 on July 7, 2014, 11:39 GMT

    I would guess that Shakib will now tow the BCB line behave himself early 2015 and apologise and hopefully they will let him play in the IPL 2015

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:38 GMT

    Sorry guys, but it's not all about the IPL or the champions league. He's a Bangladesh international first and foremost and by banning him the BCB are shooting themselves in the foot for the most important format of cricket - Test cricket.

  • bangla_slog on July 7, 2014, 11:33 GMT

    Sadly, I dont think this is the end of this story. Shakib wont magically change his behavior. The board will continue to apply medicine after the illness is out of control. There was a better way to do it. The board and Shakib both has to understand that he is a national asset. But I dont see either party going for that.

  • AbdulRauf-99 on July 7, 2014, 11:31 GMT

    From a Pakistani, i think he shouldn't have been banned, Shakib has denied all the rumors about him retiring and apologized to the staff and still gets a ban for 6 MONTHS!, the BCB is being a little harsh to shakib, although i think he is a little over confident player.

  • zawais on July 7, 2014, 11:29 GMT

    Thats a harsh decision, common BCB you cannot be that UNFAIR with your prime and one of the most importanct cricketer in Bangladesh Team.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:28 GMT

    As if Bangladesh team has so much talent. Managing the star players is a bit difficult and different than others and its a failure of the BCB, more than anything else.

  • ramz30380 on July 7, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    Thats some serious punishment! At times hard decisions are needed to put people in their place- hope Shakib learns - there are many youngsters in BD who idiolise him, he def is not being a good example to his countrymen.... its sad to hear this but glad tht BD board has stood its ground.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:24 GMT

    I think they've just guaranteed he'll never play for Bangladesh again. Talk about cutting your nose off to spite your face...

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    Too Bad, Shakib is born in Bangladesh! A talent wasted! A country like India, England or South Africa could use him better!

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:21 GMT

    I'm happy with the decision taken by BCB, justice has been done here! the right decision

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    But Why ??? What was reason behind it ? We will miss Shakib in CLT20 & in 2015 IPL

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:19 GMT

    Very poor decision. Too much on a star player. I hope he retires from all formats of cricket. He did enough for outclassed Bangladesh team.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:18 GMT

    So Shakib will not be part of KKR for this year's CLT20 and IPL 2015. Big loss.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    being banned for six months its not a big deal as BD hardly plays anything but over sees plays that will hurt him for sure.

  • PurelyKiwi on July 7, 2014, 11:14 GMT

    I think they would be right to exclude him from international selection for a wee while but this seems a bit much...

  • Masking_Tape on July 7, 2014, 11:13 GMT

    Talk about going overboard. What you do if he retires now? Yes, Shakib has been pushing the lines a bit, and has become indiscipline but this wasn't the right call. I'm sorry BCB but you've screwed up again.

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  • Masking_Tape on July 7, 2014, 11:13 GMT

    Talk about going overboard. What you do if he retires now? Yes, Shakib has been pushing the lines a bit, and has become indiscipline but this wasn't the right call. I'm sorry BCB but you've screwed up again.

  • PurelyKiwi on July 7, 2014, 11:14 GMT

    I think they would be right to exclude him from international selection for a wee while but this seems a bit much...

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    being banned for six months its not a big deal as BD hardly plays anything but over sees plays that will hurt him for sure.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:18 GMT

    So Shakib will not be part of KKR for this year's CLT20 and IPL 2015. Big loss.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:19 GMT

    Very poor decision. Too much on a star player. I hope he retires from all formats of cricket. He did enough for outclassed Bangladesh team.

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    But Why ??? What was reason behind it ? We will miss Shakib in CLT20 & in 2015 IPL

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:21 GMT

    I'm happy with the decision taken by BCB, justice has been done here! the right decision

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    Too Bad, Shakib is born in Bangladesh! A talent wasted! A country like India, England or South Africa could use him better!

  • on July 7, 2014, 11:24 GMT

    I think they've just guaranteed he'll never play for Bangladesh again. Talk about cutting your nose off to spite your face...

  • ramz30380 on July 7, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    Thats some serious punishment! At times hard decisions are needed to put people in their place- hope Shakib learns - there are many youngsters in BD who idiolise him, he def is not being a good example to his countrymen.... its sad to hear this but glad tht BD board has stood its ground.