Though star cricket Shakib Al Hasan had a narrow escape from a helicopter crash Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was totally unknown about the tour.
BCB came to know about Shakib’s tour after the helicopter crash. Bangladesh’s ace cricketer Shakib had escape from a helicopter crash that dropped him at Inani crashed shortly after taking off from there, killing one person and four injured.
“Though BCB did not know about the journey earlier, now we have been observing the situation very carefully,” said Nizam Uddin Chowdhury Sujon, chief executive of BCB to Bangla Tribune.
He said: “Cricketers are in vacation and board is closed. So BCB do not know any thing about Shakib’s Cox’z Bazar tour for commercial shoot as well as he also did not inform us about the tour.”
“We will discuss with our cricketers about commercial tours safety to aware them,” he added.
The CEO noted that, “Cricketers should not forget that they are national property and the representatives of nation.”
After escaping from the accident, Shakib told Bangladesh Cricket Board’s Media Manager Rabeed Imam that he was unharmed.
He said the incident was tragic, adding that he was surprised after learning about the crash.
The star cricketer and his wife are in Cox’s Bazar shooting a commercial. They are scheduled to return on Saturday.
Besides, Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said he was relieved to learn that his teammate was safe.
“All thanks to Almighty Allah.. this is what happens when you have blessings of 170 million people… just happy to hear Shakib is safe and sound. But, may Allah grant Jannah to the person who lost his life. Let’s pray for the departed soul… [sic]” he wrote on Facebook.
A chopper owned by Meghna Aviation took the couple to Inani. It went down near Inani’s Rejukhali Bridge just after 10am on Friday, police and fire service officials said.
One person was killed and four other people on board were injured.
What caused the accident is yet unknown.