Bangladesh cricket star Shakib will get bodyguard after Islamist threats | Off the sphere Information

DHAKA: Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been given an armed bodyguard after he was threatened by Islamists for attending a Hindu ceremony in neighbouring India, the nation’s cricket board stated Wednesday.
The cricketer is the newest goal of Islamists in Bangladesh, who’ve additionally held massive anti-France rallies in latest weeks following president Emmanuel Macron‘s defence of the fitting to publish cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
The 33-year-old sparked a social media storm within the Muslim-majority nation after attending a ceremony in Kolkata devoted to a Hindu goddess on November 12.
A person who threatened Shakib on social media for “hurting non secular sentiment” was arrested by police on Tuesday.
“The menace is regarding,” Bangladesh Cricket Board‘s chief govt Nizamuddin Chowdhury advised reporters in Dhaka.
“We took speedy measures and likewise knowledgeable the related safety companies. They’re additionally taking mandatory steps,” Chowdhury added, with out giving additional particulars.
He didn’t say if Shakib would obtain round the clock safety.
An armed bodyguard was seen beside Shakib throughout a coaching session in Dhaka on Wednesday forward of a home Twenty20 match subsequent week.
The participant on Monday publicly apologised for being on the occasion in Kolkata. Islamic preachers in Bangladesh say individuals mustn’t attend the ceremonies of different faiths.
Shakib is the Worldwide Cricket Council’s top-ranked all-rounder in one-day internationals.
In 2015, he turned the primary cricketer to carry the ICC‘s prime all-rounder rating within the recreation’s three codecs — Checks, one-day internationals and Twenty20 internationals.
Conservative Bangladesh has skilled rising tensions between hardliners and secularists in recent times, struggling a spate of killings of atheist bloggers, non secular minorities and foreigners.

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