The BCB has apologized after their security personnel assaulted a journalist during the third day of the one-off Test between Bangladesh & Afghanistan in Dhaka. The incident took place on the third day of the one-off Test which grabbed the attention of viewers. BCB director Ismail Haider Mallick addressed the media within one hour of the incident & assured that the people who are involved in the incident would be withdrawn from duty for at least one year.
Mallick further added that the BCB is still in the process of identifying the individuals who assaulted Tasfiq Shahriar who works for the leading cricket website. He vowed that the BCB would look further into improving the overall behavior of the security staff. The trouble began when Shahriar was waiting for one of his colleagues to bring along his accreditation card so that he could enter the press box during the third day of the one-off Test. One of the BCB security personnel asked him to stand across the street while journalists usually wait near Gate No 1 of the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium & Shahriar moved away from the spot when asked to do so.
But suddenly one of the security staff moved down to Shahriar & attacked him. He was talking with another journalist at that time. Later Shahriar claimed that 3-5 people attacked him & left him with bruises on his nose & throat. Notably, this isn’t the first incident in which BCB Guards have had conflicts with journalists. Major incidents took place in 2006, 2015 & 2016. There have been several incidents involving security guards & journalists at the board headquarters in Mirpur.
BAN vs AFG, One-Off Test, Day 3 Highlights:
Afghanistan was reeling at 45 with a loss of two wickets on Day 3 at stumps at Sher-E-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka. However, Rahmat Shah & naris Jamal will resume the proceedings at scores of (10) & (5) on Saturday with Afghanistan requiring 617 runs to register a glorious win over Bangladesh. It seems like Bangladesh will try to wrap their innings early as they are just eight wickets away from registering a big defeat over Afghanistan.