Bangladesh cricket board appeal to ICC to reconsider Taskin Ban

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Bangladesh cricket board appeal to ICC to reconsider Taskin Ban

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Debarshee Mitra

03/21/2016

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has made an appeal to the ICC to reconsider the ban handed over to pacer Taskin Ahmed. Taskin, along with spinner Arafat Sunny, was banned from bowling in International cricket with immediate effect on Saturday after the bowling actions of the duo were found illegal.

According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan spoke personally to ICC chairman Shashank Manohar and chief executive Dave Richardson regarding the ban.

Hassan later spoke to ESPNCricinfo and confirmed the communication to the ICC and appealed to the governing body to withdraw their decision to ban Taskin Ahmed.

"We are not convinced about Taskin as of now. We don't have any reason to be satisfied with the report. And that's disappointing, so we have appealed to the ICC. We have a few grounds and we have said these things according to logic. Only the ICC can withdraw the ICC's decision, which is why I am talking to the ICC directly. It won't be right to disclose what we presented as our logic. I can tell you that we have done everything possible," BCB president Nazmul Hassan told ESPNCricinfo.

Hasan also added that he personally took the matter to ICC, because of the time delay caused by the legal way and said that they are hopeful about Taskin playing in the rest of the matches in World T20.

"If we take the legal way, then we can forget Taskin playing in the World T20. I don't think it will be solved any time in the future. It would be a lengthy procedure but as of now I am trying to avoid that way, and trying to see if something can be done immediately through a shortcut. It's very difficult, but I have not left hope as yet. I feel that there is a slight possibility for Taskin to join us as soon as possible,” Hassan said.

In the World T20, Bangladesh lost their first match against Pakistan last Wednesday and are scheduled to face Australia at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Monday. Although Hassan seemed hopeful of Taskin returning to the team for the rest of the matches in the World T20, it is highly unlikely that the ICC will withdraw the ban on such a short notice.  

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