Bangladesh fast bowler Shahadat Hossain has been suspended by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after allegations that he had tortured his 11-year-old maid.
A case has been registered against Shahadat and his wife under the Women and Children Repression Prevention act. The police have been searching for the pacer and his wife for five days now but have not been able to get hold of him.
BCB CEO Nizamuddin Choudhury has said that Shahadat has been suspended “from all kind of cricketing activities under BCBs jurisdiction until a final decision is reached regarding the ‘torture accusations’ brought against him. The law will take its own course. BCB has nothing to do with it. He has to prove himself innocent.”
Hossain has played 38 Tests and 51 ODIs for Bangladesh but the board has been stern with the experienced pacer following the seriousness of the allegations and have decided to cut all ties with him until the investigations are completed.