Shakib under investigation after altercation

Bangladesh

Bangladesh cricketer Shakib-al-Hasan is in hot water again, this time under investigation by the BCB after getting into an altercation with a fan during the team's ODI against India in Dhaka on 15 June.

Bangladesh cricketer Shakib-al-Hasan is in hot water again, this time under investigation by the BCB after getting into an altercation with a fan during the team's ODI against India in Dhaka on 15 June.

Shakib and ground security staff allegedly stopped a man from sexually harassing Shakib's wife Umme Ahmed Shishir, and though the player has admitted to leaving the dressing room during a prohibited time, he denied hitting the man.

Shakib said: "I left the dressing-room and that is against the rules. However, I was not aware of that rule. So from that point, I do have a fault but let's see what happens and wait for the decision."

The next day after the game, Shakib filed an official police complaint, but the man was released on bail, which Shakib said he was shocked about, and would continue to pursue a criminal case.

He added: "I don't regret it. I did not raise my hand. There were others, there was security, but I did not raise my hand. But yes, I was there.

"I will continue with the case. I heard that in the case of eve-teasing there is no bail, so I don't know how that boy got bail. I am serious about this issue.

"I think an example needs to be set. It [eve-teasing] happens a lot in Bangladesh. This should be an example."

'Eve teasing' is defined by the Oxford dictionary as: "The making of unwanted sexual remarks or advances by a man to a woman in a public place." It's a common phrase on the sub-continent.

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