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Shakib seeks ICC clearance regarding controversial deal

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 9 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Shakib seeks ICC clearance regarding controversial deal

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is trying to obtain clearance from the International Cricket Council regarding his sponsorship deal with Betwinner News.

A reliable source of the Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed the development to The Daily Sun adding that they are not sure whether it will be enough for him to continue with the controversial deal.

“He is trying to get a clearance from the ICC regarding his deal with Betwinner News that will suggest that this deal is not illegal,” said the source.

“I’m not sure whether it will be enough considering betting or organizations involved with betting-related activities are illegal in Bangladesh though that is not the case in Australia and other countries. And because of that, betting companies can be the sponsor of their national team,” he added.

Meanwhile, the BCB officials said on Monday that they are waiting for a reply from Shakib regarding his deal with Betwinner News.

 The BCB is desperately working on finalising their skipper for the upcoming T20 Asia Cup and ICC T20 World Cup.

Shakib is the frontrunner to take the captaincy role but he needs to clear his position to the board as far as his latest sponsorship deal with Betwinner News.