Bangladesh pacer Shahadat Hossain has been banned for five years from all sorts of cricket and slapped with a fine of Tk 3,00,000.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) technical committee Chief Minhazul Abedin Nannu came up with the declaration while briefing media on Tuesday morning.Shadat assaulted teammate Arafat Sunny junior during a National Cricket League (NCL) match last Sunday. His actions amounted to a level 4 offence of the BCB code of conduct. As a result Shahadat was penalized for five years.
The 33 year old Shahadat played 38 Test and 51 ODIs for Bangladesh. His last appearance was in 2013.
A disciplinary breach is not new for Shahadat as he was arrested in 2015 for beating up his domestic help.