Pacer Shahadat banned for five yrs


Bangladesh paceman Shahadat Hossain has been banned from all formats of cricket for five years, with two years of that sentence suspended, for assaulting his teammate during a domestic league match.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) also fined Shahadat Tk 100,000, said Minhajul Abedin Nannu, chief selector of BCB after a meeting of the board's technical committee.

However, the former Bangladesh national cricketer, 33, can challenge the BCB’s decision by opening an appeal by 26 November, he added.

"We've decided about him after receiving a report from the National Cricket League (NCL) authorities. His action caused to a level 4 offence as per the BCB code of conduct," added Minhajul.

Shahadat reportedly assaulted teammate Arafat Sunny junior during an NCL match last Sunday. He played 38 Test matches and 51 ODIs for Bangladesh. He last appeared in 2013.

Earlier in 2015, Shahadat was arrested was temporarily suspended from the national team for his alleged involvement in assaulting his minor domestic help. He later acquitted of the offence.