Shahadat faces one-year suspension
DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took immediate action against Shahadat Hossain, the former Test pacer, banning him from the ongoing National Cricket League for physically assaulting Arafat Sunny during the second day’s play between Dhaka Division and Khulna Divison at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna. Arafat had reportedly said that Shahadat was not competent to shine one side of the ball, which angered the paceman enough to launch an attack on Sunny before players came to the rescue. It is understood that Hossain now faces a one-year ban for his antics. A BCB tournament committee official said that Shahadat had been brought back from Khulna after he accepted the verdict that is considered a Level 4 offense in the BCB’s code of conduct.