Sabbir Rahman found guilty of assaulting fan, fined and suspended for six months

first_imgBangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman has been stripped of his BCB central contract as punishment for assaulting a fan during a first-class match.According to reports, Sabbir has also been fined Tk 20 lakh ($25,000 approx). He won’t be playing domestic cricket for the next six months.Falling under Grade B in the BCB’s list of contracted cricketers, Sabbir is the first cricketer in Bangladesh to be punished in such a manner.After the disciplinary committee’s hearing on Monday, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan spelled out these punishments.Sabbir, according to the committee’s Vice Chairman Sheikh Sohel, apologised for his actions during Monday’s hearing.”We felt that he didn’t learn anything from his past two punishments,” Sohel said.”We have meted out a heavy punishment. He is out of the national contract, which is a huge blow. He is also fined Tk 20 lakh. But this is his last chance. If he has another brush with indiscipline, he will be permanently suspended.”The incident apparently took place on the second day of Rajshahi Division’s National Cricket League game against Dhaka Metropolis.Media reports state that a fan “made a noise” directed at Sabbir during the innings break after which the cricketer lost his cool.Sabbir then went off the field after taking permission from the umpires and physically assaulted the young boy behind the sight screen.Reserve umpire saw Sabbir breaking into a scuffle with the fan and reported the matter to the match referee who then told BCB’s cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan and from there the board’s disciplinary committee was informed.advertisementAccording to reports, Sabbir was also quite “aggressive” with match referee Showkatur Rahman, when he called him in on the third day of the game to investigate the incident.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more