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Sabbir throws brick and racially abuses Elias Sunny





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Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman and Controversies go hand in hand as the 29-years old has grabbed the headline for negative reasons multiple times, on Wednesday, he did it again. He picked up a brick and threw it at Elias Sunny, who was fielding at that time during their DPL match. Sunny was even racially abused by Sabbir.

Sheikh Jamal and Old DOHS were playing in a Dhaka Premier League T20 match at BKSP-3 on Wednesday when the tragedy occurred. DOHS was batting at the time, chasing a 121-run target. Elias Sunny, a Sheikh Jamal spinner, was fielding at deep square leg. Sabbir Rahman, a cricketer for the Legends of Rupganj, threw a brick at Elias Sunny from outside the stadium.

Not only that, Sabbir started to abuse Elias Sunny, which included racial abuses. Earlier, while batting in the match against Sheikh Jamal, Sabbir got into an argument with Elias Sunny. Sheikh Jamal sources said that Sabbir had insulted Sunny that day as well.

The victim Sunny confirmed the matter to Cricfrenzy and said, “I was fielding nearby. Rupganj players then got off the bus, Sabbir is also with them. Then Sabbir was teasing me with racially abusing words. I avoided that. Then Sabbir threw a brick at me”

The furious Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club has already filed a written complaint with the Dhaka Metropolis Cricket Committee (CCDM). Authorities in Sheikh Jamal have written to CCDM chairman and BCB director Kazi Inam Ahmed, requesting that Sabbir be disciplined.

Sheikh Jamal wrote in the letter to the CCDM, "With great sadness, we inform you that during the match between Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited and Old DOHS Sports Club on June 16, 2021 at the BKSP-3, Legends of Rupganj player Mr. Sabbir Rahman Rumman threw bricks at Elias Sunny from outside the field without any reason. He used abusive language in a racist manner. As a professional cricketer, such behavior is not only indecent but also a punishable offense. In this case, you are requested to take disciplinary action against Mr. Sabbir Rahman Rumman."

CCDM member secretary Ali Hossain confirmed the matter to Cricfrenzy, said "We have not received the details yet. I can actually tell the details. They could send the letter but I haven't seen it yet. I’ve heard that an incident has taken place.”

However, Sabbir has dismissed the issue to Cricfrenzy. "What are you talking about? He's like my big brother. Why should I do that to him? I am a national cricketer.”