Bangladesh board lashes out at players over strike action
Bangladesh board lashes out at players over strike actionThe country's top players led by national captain Shakib Al Hasan went on strike on Monday demanding better pay and conditions, putting the side's planned tour of India from Nov. 3 in doubt.
Shakib Al Hasan was banned by the ICC for two years (suspended one year) for not reporting corrupt approaches from bookies thrice. Former England captain Michael Vaughan was not happy with International Cricket Council's [ICC] decision to ban Shakib Al Hasan for just two years after he failed
Cricket News: Former England captain Michael Vaughan demanded a harsher ban while Australia's Dean Jones wondered why Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan did not.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan says Shakib Al Hasan's ban for failing to report corrupt approaches is not severe enough.
Bangladesh captain Shakib was handed a two-year ban, one year of which is suspended, by the ICC and will be free to return from October 29, 2020.
Writing on Twitter, Vaughan said he had "no sympathy whatsoever" for the 32-year-old and his punishment should have been harsher.
He said: "In this era the players get briefed all the time about what they can and can't do and what they have to report straight away.
Bangladesh cricketers earn pay rise after strike
Cricketers in Bangladesh's main domestic league will see match payments almost double under a new deal that ended a player strike last week, the sport's ruling body said Monday. Players in the top-tier of the National Cricket League will receive 60,000 taka ($705) instead of 35,000 taka per four-day match, a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) statement said.
Shakib Al Hasan should have got a harsher ban , says Michael Vaughan . 2 yrs isn't enough . New Delhi: Former England captain Michael Vaughan demanded a harsher ban while Australia's Dean Jones wondered why Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan did not report the corrupt approaches
Reacting to the ICC’s decision, former England captain Michael Vaughan wrote on Twitter that the two year ban wasn’t enough . File photo of Shakib Al Hasan.(Action Images via Reuters). Bangladesh’s star cricketer Shakib Al Hasan was on Tuesday banned from all forms of cricket, with one year of that
"Two years isn't enough, should have been longer. I have zero tolerance for corruption. It doesn't matter what team you play for."
The three charges levelled at Shakib are as follows:
- Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct - in relation to the Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe Tri-Series in January 2018 and / or the 2018 IPL
- Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct - in relation to a second approach in respect of the Tri-Series in January 2018
- Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct - in relation to an IPL 2018 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab on 26 April 2018.
Former Pakistan star Ramiz Raja tweeted: "Shakib Al Hasan's ban has a lesson for all sports lovers and sportsmen.
"If you disregard the game and try to become bigger than the game by sidetracking the laid rules and protocols then be ready for a fantastic fall! Sad."
'I certainly over-reacted': Kings coach ejected from game says he went too far .
Sydney Kings coach Will Weaver admits he went too far in his criticism of the referees when he was ejected from the loss to Melbourne United on Monday night. But the former NBA G-League coach believes the league’s referees have to find a way to officiate better when under duress from big home crowds.Video of Weaver screaming and gesturing to referees Vaughan Mayberry, Jon Chapman and Craig Copes at half time on Monday night was running hot on social media as the usually mild-mannered American was restrained by his players.