Shahadat Hossain and Jaker Ali both scored fifties, averting a batting collapse for Bangladesh A against India A in the second unofficial Test in Sylhet. India won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first. The hosts had lost five wickets inside 100 runs, with Zakir Hasan the only one of the top-five batters to score more than 20 runs. Shadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, and Mohammad Mithun all only managed 4, 12, and 15 runs respectively. Read more: Tigers eye to seal the series vs India In a vital sixth-wicket partnership, Shahadat and Jaker combined for 139 runs to help the team avert an embarrassing collapse and post a competitive total. Bangladesh A ended on 252 for all wickets, with Shahadat scoring the highest of 80, and Jaker making 62. For India A, Mukesh Kumar scalped six while Umesh Yadav and Jayant Yadav took two wickets each. Read more: Bangladesh vs India: Taskin uncertain for 2nd ODI In reply, India A scored 11 without losing any wickets at the end of day one.
A Chattogram court on Monday granted bail to BNP Chattogram city unit convener Dr. Shahadat Hossain in two sabotage cases filed by the police. The court of the 5th additional session judge Nargis Akter passed the bail order as Shahadat appealed after appearing before the court. Shahadat’s lawyer advocate ASM Badrul Anwar said, on March 13, the court had issued an arrest warrant against Shahadat as he didn’t present before the court and submitted a time petition through his counsel. Also read: BNP leader Ishraque freed on bail Police filed two separate sabotage cases against the BNP leader at Chakbazar police station on November 21, 2018, on a charge of blasting cocktails at Mehedibag in the port city. Meanwhile,district session judge Abdul Aziz Bhuiyan on Monday granted the time petition of Dr. Shahadat till May 26 in another case filed with Kotwali police station on charge of the attack on police. Also read: BNP leader Moyeen Khan hospitalised
Bangladesh right-arm pacer Shahadat Hossain made a comeback to competitive cricket after serving a ban of 18 months. On Saturday, Shahadat played for Partex Sporting Club and bowled two overs but failed to scalp any wicket. He was originally banned for five years, with two years suspension, in November 2019 for slapping a teammate during a National Cricket League Game in Khulna. He was also fined BDT 100,000. In March this year, Shahadat submit an appeal to BCB to reduce his punishment and allow him to play domestic cricket so that he can help his family and his ailing mother. Akram Khan, the cricket operation chairman of BCB, told the media in March that the board is considering allowing him to resume his career. “His mother is diagnosed with cancer, and he has more problems in his family. We have forwarded his appeal to the disciplinary committee of the board. I think he will be eligible to resume his career soon,” Akram had told the media in March this year. Shahadat got his international caps in 2005-2006. He represented Bangladesh in 38 Tests, 51 ODIs and 6 T20Is. He enjoyed more success in Tests cricket where he bagged 72 wickets with four five-wicket hauls. In ODIs, he bagged 47 wickets with a hattrick and in T20Is, he has six scalps under his belt. Shahadat, a 34-year-old right-arm pacer, had played his last international game in 2015 against Pakistan in Dhaka.