Shahadat Hossain is about to make his comeback in domestic cricket after the 5-year ban that turned into 1.5 year later, is lifted. The Bangladeshi pacer Shahadat was banned back in November 2019 for upcoming 5 years for slapping his team mate during the first-class match at Dhaka.
After the verdict of banning, Shahadat Hossain appeared in front of BCB and appealed for reducing the ban where he could resume his career. He requested the “Bangladesh Cricket Board” to lift the ban so can seriously take care of his mother’s cancer treatment.
Chairman of Cricket Operations (BCB), Akram Khan came to handle the case of Shahadat and to deal with the higher management of board.
“Currently Shahadat Hossain is in really worst financial condition and struggling within family as well”, Akram spoke to local news channel. “Shahadat was not playing cricket when he insisted me to meet him. I have spoken to management and board of directors and requested the disciplinary committee to minimize the tenure of ban” Akram further explained.
Shahadat Hossain was banned in November 2019; he slapped team-mate Arafat Sunny at Khulna just because he didn’t shine the ball for pacer. It resulted the punishment and he was charged $1200 as fine and five-year ban including a two-year suspension plenty.
Two months ago, Shahadat told that his primary and only motive is to make comeback in the competitive cricket so that he could take care of his mother’s treatment. His too many statements regarding this act justify his guilty and sportsmanship approach.
“I am guilty for such act and I regret a lot that I shouldn’t have done this. I know that I was wrong and I will not do the same in future as well. My mother is a cancer patient and I want to return to cricket to finance my mother’s cancer diagnose” He explained during his press conference.
Last time Shahadat Hossain appeared back in May 2015. His is still the 2nd highest Test-wicket takers among all the Bangladeshi fast bowlers.