Physical altercation with Mehidy Hasan the reason Bangladesh dropped Sabbir Rahman for final T20I against Afghanistan

Waseem Ahmed 12:00 10/06/2018
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Sabbir continues to grapple with disciplinary issues.

Bangladesh’s Sabbir Rahman was dropped for third and final T20I against Afghanistan due to disciplinary reasons it has been revealed.

Sabbir was not picked for the final game in the recently concluded T20I series against Afghanistan at Dehradun. Afghanistan went on to whitewash Bangladesh 3-0.

According to a report by Cricbuzz, a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official has confirmed that the 26-year-old was dropped because of disciplinary reasons.

The report states that Sabbir got into a verbal argument with all-rounder Mehidy Hasan during the second T20I which soon ensued into a physical altercation.

This is not the first time that Sabbir has run into disciplinary issues. Last year, in December, the Bangladesh man was stripped of his national contract and handed a six-month suspension from domestic cricket after he assaulted a fan during a first-class match at Rajshahi.

Sabbir is reported to have got into an argument with Hasan.

Sabbir is reported to have got into an argument with Hasan.

In 2016, Sabbir was fined 30 per cent of his Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) contract money for entertaining a female guest in the team hotel.

In the most recent edition of the BPL, the cricketer was once again in the headlines for the wrong reasons for misbehaving with the umpire during his side Sylhet Sixers’ match against Comilla Victorians.

Sabbir’s latest misdemeanor has been swept under the carpet according to the BCB official and he will not be facing any further action.

“It was not that big an issue, just a misunderstanding. The incident is not even mentioned in manager’s report,” the official was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz on the condition of anonymity.

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