Disgraced Bangladesh cricketer asks for reprieve


A Bangladeshi Test cricketer banned from the game after he was charged with torturing an 11-year-old girl he employed as a maid has apologised and appealed to be allowed to return to the game. Shahadat Hossain, who has denied abusing the girl in the past, apologised for what he called his “misdeed” and said he had made a mistake. “I regret the unwarranted incident I was involved in and apologise to the whole nation,” he said in a statement in Bengali. “For the sake of cricket and my livelihood, I want to return to cricket. “I appeal to the nation,…

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