Friday, March 19, 2010

BCB cancels Raqibul's contract

The Bangladesh Cricket Board in a meeting on Friday decided to terminate cricketer Raqibul Hassan's current contract, following his letter to quit the game on Mar 10 and subsequent letter on Mar 17 revoking the decision.

The BCB in a statement said: "The Board considers Raqibul's conduct in the whole affair as disruptive to the preparation of the Bangladesh Team ahead of a highly important Test match. It was a serious breach of discipline on part of a contracted player and unbecoming of an international cricketer."

"As such the Board has terminated his contract with immediate effect and he will not be considered for selection in the National Team for three months effective from March 19 to June 19, 2010. However he will be allowed to participate in domestic cricket competitions."

The Board believes that timely punitive measures would discourage other players from taking similar path in future and has decided that very strict actions will be taken against cricketers who break discipline and BCB's Code of Conduct.

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