Bangladesh🇧🇩 Batsman's Ban🚫 to be Cut Short

Bangladesh Cricket Board is set to reduce the international ban on Sabbir Rahman, making him available for selection for the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand. Bangladesh will tour New Zealand right after completing the BPL in the first week of February for a three-match series.

Sabbir was slapped a six-month ban from international cricket by the BCB in September 2018 for his repeated off-field issues, the latest one being his social network fiasco where he was alleged to have abused and threatened a fan on Facebook.

According to the sanction imposed, Sabbir's ban is due to continue until February 28 but reports suggest that it has been reduced on the insistence of ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza who was impressed by his performance in the ongoing BPL 2019. After lukewarm performances in the first five games for Sylhet Sixers, Sabbir finally managed to score 85 runs against Rangpur Riders last week.

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