Bangladesh news January 14, 2015

Court clears Rubel for overseas travel

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Court allows Rubel to travel for World Cup

A Dhaka court on Wednesday cleared Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain for traveling abroad, three days after he was granted bail in a case filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

Metropolitan magistrate Rashed Talukder passed the order after hearing a plea moved on behalf of Rubel in his presence at the chief metropolitan magistrate's court. It also excused him from appearing before the court for further proceedings.

Rubel skipped Bangladesh's training session at the Shere Bangla National Stadium to attend court. The BCB will now apply for his World Cup visa with the Australian high commission.

Rubel was jailed on January 8 after he couldn't secure bail on the same day. Three days later he was granted bail until the police submitted the chargesheet to the court. Rubel had, on December 15, been granted four weeks of anticipatory bail.

This came two days after the complainant, an actress, had filed the case against Rubel with Mirpur police station on charges of making false promises of marriage.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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