Bangladesh bowler Shahadat Hossain suspended after child torture allegation


The Bangladesh Cricket Board has suspended the fast bowler Shahadat Hossain for allegedly torturing an 11-year-old housemaid.

The chief executive of the BCB, Nizamuddin Chowdhury, says Hossain has been suspended “from all kind of cricketing activities under BCB’s 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 played 38 Tests and 51 one-day internationals for Bangladesh in a career spanning 10 years. He last played a Test against Pakistan this year but lost his place because of injuries.