Bangladesh Cricket Board facilitated the arrangement
Ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan is given extra security as armed personnel were seen guarding the eminent cricketer while he was on practice at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium of Mirpur on Wednesday. It was learnt
Bangladesh Cricket Board facilitated the arrangement after their coveted asset had faced life threat a couple of days ago.
On Tuesday, the November 16, a man called Mohsin Talukder appeared on facebook live video along with a machete like weapon and threatened Shakib to kill thorough swearing as he claimed the world-famous player demeaned Islam by inaugurating a Puja Mandap at Kolkata, India on last week and demanded the superstar to ask apology.
Shakib, who lost myriad of followers and faced a boycott plea on social media after the alleged incident, apologized through a youtube video few hours later. Talukder was arrested by law-enforcing agents next day and the whole saga created huge debate at social media.
BCB, however, does not think the southpaw is under big threat but they are not willing to take slightest of the risks regarding his security concern.
‘Since a situation arose after an incident took place, we have taken precautionary measures. We have appointed one from among our own security personnel. It’s not like there is a big threat and which is why we have taken this measure,” BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury told the media on Wednesday.
Shakib returned to country from his US residence on November 6 following his completion of one-year ban that was imposed by International Cricket Council for failing to report several corruption approaches from the bookies. Since his arrival he has been creating some headlines for off the field incidents and became part of some controversies that became talks of the town.
He was seen inaugurating a shop hours after his arrival at Dhaka amid large crowd without much health security although every person coming from abroad are supposed to self-quarantine for days and anyone must avoid crowd during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Later, en route to Kolkata, he allegedly showed rough attitude to a selfie-seeking fan at the border and broke the cell-phone of the latter. Shakib on the same video where he apologized also expressed his regret on the issue but also said his only attempt was to stay away from the fan in order to ensure health security in the epoch of pandemic.
However, the 33-year old cricketer is now seem to be adamant to perform with willow and cherry as he joined skills training on November 15 and getting ready to rock the forthcoming Bangabandhu T20 Cup scheduled to commence on November 24.
Shakib is roped in by Gemcon Khulna, one of the strongest teams in paper, and will play under the captaincy of his national teammate Mahmudullah.