Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-BPL technical committee chairman Jalal Yunus has said they have referred Tamim Iqbal’s allegations of abuse during the match between Sylhet Superstars and Chittagong Vikings to the BCB’s disciplinary committee, with due process set to begin this week.
“Both parties will be called up in the next two days,” Yunus told ESPNcricinfo.”
We have referred it to the board’s disciplinary committee”.
Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB), the players’ body, has condemned the alleged abuse of Tamim, who was seen exchanging heated words with Sylhet Superstars owner Azizul Islam after the start of the match was delayed because two of Sylhet’s players – Josh Cobb and Ravi Bopara – did not have NOCs.
“CWAB is alarmed and angry at the attitude shown towards a senior Bangladesh cricketer,” a statement signed by their secretary Debbabrata Paul said.
“We protest the behavior directed towards Tamim Iqbal. We hope that the BPL governing council will take swift action against such attitude.”
The Bangladesh cricketers’ body also expressed concern about the storming of the Shere Bangla National Stadium’s gates by supporters of Dhaka Dynamites on the opening day of the T20 tournament.
“The manner in which the Dhaka Dynamites’ officials and supporters ignored the security while entering the [Mirpur] stadium is unprecedented,” the CWAB statement said.
“It put the security of Bangladesh cricket under threat.”