Bangladesh news June 10, 2015

BCB to seek explanation from Sabbir

Sabbir Rahman has been pulled up for participating in the final of a celebrity cricket tournament while being a part of the high performance programme © AFP

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has sought an explanation from Sabbir Rahman following his participation in an indoor cricket tournament early on Wednesday morning. He could face punishment if he is found flouting any rules.

"I am aware of the incident so we have sought an explanation from Sabbir," Naimur Rahman, the BCB cricket operations committee chairman, told ESPNcricinfo. "He is currently under the high performance programme but as he is also an ODI player, he should have asked us for permission."

As part of the Bangladesh ODI group, Sabbir had traveled to Bogra on Tuesday morning with the rest of the high performance programme players. He played in the final of a celebrity cricket tournament at the Sohrawardi Indoor Stadium in Dhaka, a six-over affair that ended at 4:00am on Wednesday morning. He traveled back to Bogra where the high performance squad is scheduled to play a series of preparatory matches.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84