In a shocking turn of events, Bangladesh fast bowler Shahadat Hossain has been suspended with immediate effect from the ongoing National Cricket League after he physically assaulted Arafat Sunny. The incident occured during the second day's play between Dhaka Division and Khulna Division at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna. Arafat had reportedly said that the former pacer was not competent to shine one side of the ball, which angered Hossain. It is understood that Shahadat now faces a one-year ban for such a behaviour.
According to Cricbuzz, “Under the level four offenses a player will be banned from participating in any BCB competition for one year while he will be slapped with a fine of Tk 50,000.'' “Shahadat accepted the verdict and returned back home. We have given the report of the match referee to the technical committee and they will decide his future but he has been barred of taking part in this NCL game,” the official added.
Match referee Akhtar Ahmed has apparently submitted a report to BCB and the decision about his future will be ultimately taken by the board. Speaking about the entire incident, Shahadat said, "I am not playing in the NCL match as I am suspended and I am not sure what will happen in the future, "It is true that I lost my temper but he also misbehaved with me as he refused to shine the ball and when I asked why he answered in a tone that was degrading and difficult for me to digest," he concluded.