The Shakib Al Hasan-issue has been the talk of the town lately. The cricketer signed then rescinded a controversial sponsorship deal with betting-related site Betwinner News.
When it comes purely to cricket, the star all-rounder has dominated almost every side he has played against over the years. But off the field, Shakib's favourite opposition to have a go at is apparently the very organisation that signs his paycheck, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan wrote to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that he will terminate his contract with Betwinner News – a sister concern of betting site Betwinner.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president, Nazmul Hassan Papon, said Shakib Al Hasan will be excluded from the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming Asia Cup if the all-rounder's sponsorship deal with Betwinner news -- a sister concern of betting site Betwinner -- is not revoked.
Shakib Al Hasan signed a deal with online betting company Betwinner’s sister concern Betwinner news and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has said that they will review the situation first before sending Shakib a notice if the cricketer is found to be involved in a sponsorship deal with a betting company.