Shakib Al Hasan lashes out at stumps in anger, twice in a single DPL sport
Additionally will get into disagreement with opposition coach Khaled Mahmud, who’s a BCB director
In scenes hardly ever seen at a top-level cricket match, Shakib Al Hasan’s mood flared up on two completely different events in a single Dhaka Premier League (DPL) match on Friday: he first kicked the stumps, and later uprooted a complete set of them and flung them to the bottom. Shakib, the captain of Mohammedan Sporting Membership, within the sport in opposition to Abahani Restricted, was livid on the umpire’s resolution to show down his lbw enchantment in opposition to Mushfiqur Rahim, and was then angered by the umpires calling for the covers with one ball remaining within the sixth over because the rain got here down.
Because the gamers walked off the sphere within the rain break, images and video clips on social media confirmed Shakib additionally getting right into a disagreement with Abahani coach Khaled Mahmud, who can also be a BCB director. It appeared that Mahmud needed to be pulled away from what appeared like a shouting match with the Mohammedan camp.
The match duly resumed and Mohammedan went on to win, however even on the level the gamers went off because of the rain (5 balls after the five-over mark, which constituted a accomplished match), Shakib’s group was nicely forward of the equation as per the DLS methodology. So precisely why Shakib reacted in that method is unknown.
Shortly after the match, Shakib wrote an apology notice on his official Fb web page. “Dear fans and followers, I am extremely sorry for losing my temper and ruining the match for everyone and especially those who are watching from home,” the message learn. “An experienced player like me should not have reacted that way but sometimes against all odds it happens unfortunately. I apologise to the teams, management, tournament officials and organizing committee for this human error. Hopefully, I won’t be repeating this again in the future. Thanks and love you all.”
Off the final ball of the fifth over, Shakib struck Rahim on the pads, just for umpire Imran Parvez to show down the enchantment. Shakib instantly kicked the stumps on the non-striker’s finish and argued with the umpire, with among the Mohammedan gamers surrounding the pair. Then the fielders moved on because it was the top of the over.
Then, after the fifth ball of the sixth over, umpire Mahfuzur Rahman indicated to the groundsmen to carry on the covers as a lightweight rain had begun. Shakib ran in in the direction of the umpire from his fielding place and ripped out all three stumps from the non-strikers’ finish and flung them on the bottom. After a brief argument when different Mohammedan gamers gathered round and a few seemingly gestured that it was not raining laborious sufficient for play to cease, Shakib as soon as once more picked up a stump and speared it into the bottom on the umpire’s ft.
After the sport, Kazi Inam Ahmed, the chairman of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM) – the BCB sub-committee that oversees all Dhaka leagues – termed the incident “unfortunate”, and mentioned he anticipated the umpires to submit their report by the top of the day (Friday). A call on what motion shall be taken is probably going both late on Friday or early Saturday.
“We saw there was a lot of excitement in this Abahani-Mohammedan game, and there were some incidents involving Shakib Al Hasan. It was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, so I am sure all of you saw it. It is unfortunate. We expect players to keep their emotions under control even in the heated moments in cricket,” Ahmed mentioned. “This is not the example we want to see from Bangladesh’s professional, international players.
“Like worldwide matches, we even have a playing-control group, which consists of the match referee and umpires. We anticipate their report by tonight. The foundations are in place, so no matter comes [out], we are going to act accordingly.”
This is not the first time Shakib’s Mohammedan has been in the news for non-cricket reasons this tournament. Earlier this week, the BCB had issued a slap on the wrist to the club over a biosecure-bubble breach that occurred on June 4. The issue revolved around the club bringing in two net bowlers from outside the bubble to bowl to Shakib at the indoor facility of the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84