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Bangladesh Test Captain Shakib Al Hasan has decided to cancel the deal with Betwinner News.
Shakib informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) of his decision by a formal letter, only hours after BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon gave a strict warning.
Earlier today [Thursday], BCB president has made it clear that star all-rounder will not be part of Bangladesh cricket anymore if he doesn’t revoke his association with Betwinner.
“There is no option to have a second opinion about Shakib's sponsorship (with Betwinner). BCB has been clear of its stance on the matter and it’s still the same," said Papon to the media in Dhaka.
Shakib sparked his recent controversy with BCB by announcing his engagement with Betwinner News, a subsidiary of Betwinner dot com, a betting and gaming platform.
This put BCB in a dilemma because Shakib was the frontrunner for the Asia Cup T20I and the ICC T20 World Cup.
The issue also forced the BCB to hold the squad announcement for the Asia Cup despite Thursday being the deadline.