19 Sep 2023, 18:22

Tanzim Sakib sorry for his misogynistic facebook posts: BCB

DHAKA, Sept 19, 2023 (BSS) - The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) warned pace

bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib for his misogynistic facepook posts that went viral
a day after he made a dream debut in International Cricket.

Sakib on his debut ODI handed Rohit Sharma a duck and ended with 2-32 to help
Bangladesh beat India by 6 runs in the last match of the Asia Cup Super Four.

"We discussed with him elaborately on his facebook posts that created
controversy. He said he didn't post it to hurt anyone else, rather he posted
for his own self and if it hurt someone, he is sorry for that," BCB Cricket
Operations Chairman Jalal Younus told the reporters here today.

"As he felt sorry for his posts, we have warned him. He said he won't put up
such posts in the future and will remain away from making such issues."

Tanzim Sakib, who was the member of Bangladesh Under-19 World Cup winning
squad, played 12 first class matches in his short career. He also shone
brightly in domestic circuit to make his way to the national team but shortly
after that he became the headline for all wrong reasons.

The posts that he posted a long time ago in his facebook came into the light
as those mostly targeted the women, specially working women.

"If the wife works, the husband's rights are not ensured. If the wife works,
the child's rights are not ensures. A woman's elegance is damaged if she
works," Sakib posted on facebook last year.

He also made scathing post on university girl: "A son would not get a modest
mother if men get married to a woman who is used to free mixing with her male
friends in university."

"He wrote something regarding the women and he said he is taking all the
responsibility for it. But he insisted that he is not misogynistic. He said
the public assumption that he hates women is totally false because his mother
is also a woman and so how can he hate women," Younus said.

Younus informed that the pacer had already deleted all the posts from his
facebook and at the same time made it clear, the BCB would monitor his
behavior closely.

"We'll keep an eye on him and monitor him from now on. Because it is
important to know what kind of mindset he is carrying. His family is very
scared after he found him in such kind of situation. We have a World Cup
coming up and he is a young boy. We have warned him, but in the future, if he
does something like this, we will take action against him," Younus said.

The BCB is also ready to give psychological help to him if it is required, he

"He has given an apology. He has deleted all posts by his own. We'll further
talk with him and if he does have any problems, we will come forward to help
him. If he requires (psychological) help, we will provide him for that
support as well," said Jalal.

Younus expected that they won't face this kind of problem in the future as
the players were made aware of the BCB code of conduct.

"All national team players have a code of conduct that they need to follow
and we have informed him about all these things. Tanzim Sakib will be careful
in this regard and he regretted his action."

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