DHAKA: A Bangladeshi Check cricketer banned from the sport after he was charged with torturing an eleven-yr-previous woman he employed as a maid apologised Thursday and appealed to be allowed to return to the sport.
Shahadat Hossain, who has denied abusing the woman up to now, apologised for what he referred to as his “misdeed” and stated he had made a mistake.
“I remorse the unwarranted incident I used to be concerned in and apologise to the entire nation,” he stated in a press release in Bengali.
“For the sake of cricket and my livelihood, I need to return to cricket.
“I attraction to the nation, the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board), to permit me to return to cricket and proper my mistake. I apologise for my misdeed,” he stated.
The 29-yr-previous tempo bowler performed 38 Exams and fifty one one-day internationals earlier than he was suspended from all types of the sport.
Bangladeshi police charged him and his spouse, Nritto Shahadat, with assault and torture in December after the younger woman was discovered crying on a roadside, her eyes bruised and swollen.
The couple went into hiding after police raided their home in September when the woman alleged that they had crushed and tortured her.
Tv footage confirmed her wanting frail and skinny and police stated considered one of her palms had been burnt with a scorching cooking implement.
He spent two months in custody after he handed himself in to police on October 5 and has since been launched on bail, as has his spouse.
A decide has ordered that the couple face trial, and if convicted they resist 14 years in jail.
However a supply stated the couple and the woman’s household might come to a monetary settlement that may see her withdraw the allegations.
Shahadat advised AFP in an interview in December that the allegations have been false and had ruined his profession.
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