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Rahman Set For Further Ban

Bangladesh cricket authorities have banned batsman Sabbir Rahman for another six months for a number of breaches of discipline. It is a further blow to the player who completed a six-month ban from domestic cricket in June for assaulting a fan during a match.

That saw the 26-year-old stripped of his national contract and fined around $24,000 for the offence, which took place in December 2017.

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However, the man with six Tests under his belt was soon back in the headlines for the wrong reasons, hitting team-mate Mehedi Hasan during a Twenty20 series against Afghanistan, and then causing offence by abusing a fan on Facebook in July.

He has already been axed from the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and Bangladesh Cricket Board director Ismail Haider revealed the latest sanction.

“We have recommended a six-month suspension for Sabbir from international cricket,” he told reporters after a disciplinary hearing in Dhaka. “We will now send the recommendation to our president. Subject to his approval, the ban will be effective from tomorrow (September 2).”

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