Bangladesh Cricket Board to investigate Shakib Al Hasan’s social media post endorsing betting company | Cricket News

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s biggest cricket star Shakib Al Hasan has once again courted controversy as the country’s cricket board is set to investigate an alleged social media post of him endorsing a sport bet company.
In 2019, Shakib was banned by the ICC for a year for failing to report a corrupt approach by an Indian bookmaker.
In accordance with the laws in force in Bangladesh, it is prohibited to facilitate and promote any activity related to gambling.
According to a report by Cricbuzz, “BCB will investigate a recent social media post from the all-rounder announcing his partnership with a company called ‘Betwinner News’.”
BCB President Nazmul Hassan has announced that Shakib, a veteran of almost 400 international matches with over 12,000 runs and almost 650 wickets, will receive a notice of presentation.
“There are two things. First, there is no chance of getting permission because we won’t give permission. If there’s anything related to betting, we won’t give permission,” said Nazmul, quoted by the website.
“That means he didn’t ask us for any permission. Secondly, we need to know whether he really signed a deal or not.”
BCB had a meeting on Thursday where the decision was made regarding the investigation into his social media post.
“At the meeting the question was raised and we said how can this happen, because it is impossible. If it happens, ask him immediately. Give him an opinion and ask him how it is. passed because the board won’t allow it. If it’s related with betting, we won’t allow it. We said that today,” Nazmul added.
Nazmul promised to carry out a proper investigation since it is the law of the land.
“First of all, we need to know what he did. This (betting related activities) is not just in cricket, but in this country it is forbidden and the law does not allow it. This is a serious issue. We can’t depend on posting on Facebook or things like that, we need to investigate. If it’s true, the council will take action,” he concluded.

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