Banned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan apologized on Sunday and appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board to minimize the six-month ban slapped on him earlier this month for misbehavior. Bangladesh´s most popular cricketer was punished for what the BCB called a “severe attitude problem” and the board also decided not to allow him to play in overseas events until the end of 2015.
“I admitted that my behaviour was not mature. I apologise for this. In future it will not happen again,” Shakib Al Hasan, who met BCB chief Nazmul Hassan earlier this week, told journalists. “I have always been with cricket and will remain with cricket. I want to play cricket for Bangladesh.”
Shakib Al Hasan was charged of travelling to the West Indies to play in the CPLT20 event without approval from his board and was eventually ordered to return to Bangladesh. The 27-year-old, who has played 34 Tests and 136 ODIs, had reportedly threatened to leave playing for the country and had an altercation with coach Chandika Hathurusinghe. Shakib Al Hasan has turned down the allegation.