Aug 12, 2022, 12:01 IST

Huge name player in trouble with his board ahead of the Asia Cup 2022 tournament


The cricket fans are excited with the 2022 edition of Asia Cup just around the corner. The biggest names in Asian Cricket will be locking horns in UAE as defending champs India look set to defend their crown., This year the tournament will be played in the T20 format, the last time Asia Cup was played was in 2018 at UAE as India won the title under Rohit Sharma by beating Bangladesh in the final. Asia Cup gives the chance for teams like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to test their mettle with the World T20 just around the corner which is to be played in Australia in October. 
The story s it happened - 
Bangladeshi premier all rounder and star cricketer, Shakib Al Hasan has found himself in the hot water yet again. The 35 year old is in the odds and loggerheads with his Cricket Board after he was seen promoting a betting company. The left handed batter and left arm spinner has been asked to pull out of the sponsorship deal which is seeing the 35 year old promote a betting brand. The BCB on its part has made its stance clear and wants Shakib to opt out of the deal or face the consequence of perhaps missing the Asia Cup. 
BCB makes its stand clear - 
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has made its stand clear and said in no uncertain terms that Shakib Has to opt out of the sponsorship deal. Failure to do so will cost the veteran star cricketer his spot in the Asia Cup squad. The BCB said "There is no second choice. BCB’s position is still the same as it was from the beginning. I said earlier that zero tolerance will be maintained in this regard, BCB will not accept these. There is no chance of association with these. For which we have to exclude players like Ashraful,We have sent him a letter. The letter should be answered by today. It was supposed to be received by yesterday. I heard it will be given today. We will wait till today and decide whether he’ll be included in the team or not. It is not possible to have any involvement. Shakib must come out of it completely. Otherwise, he will not be in the team, and the T20 captaincy comes after that. This decision is already taken,”