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Shakib terminates betting deal after BCB ultimatum

Shakib Al Hasan in action at the 2019 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in England. (Photo by Andy Kearns/Getty Images)

Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has terminated his sponsorship deal with online betting operator BetWinner after the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) threatened to ban him from the country’s national team.

BCB director Jalal Yunus told the AFP news agency: “Shakib gave a letter to us saying that he was terminating his contract with Betwinner News and removing all posts from his social media pages regarding the deal.”

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