BPL Terminated Shoaib Malik Contract Due To Suspicion Over Match Fixing
The experienced Pakistani all-rounder, Shoaib Malik has landed in trouble as he is alleged for match-fixing in a BPL 2024 match. He bowled three no-balls in a single over against Khulna Tigers while playing for Fortune Barishal. The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has now terminated his contract after just 3 games due to suspicions of match-fixing. We will talk about it in detail in this article. So let’s dive into it quickly.
BPL terminated the contract of Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik has an early exit from the BPL 2024 tournament as BPL (Bangladesh Premier League) has decided to terminate his contract just after 3 games. As per reports, the decision took place after the suspicions of match-fixing on Shoaib Malik. The all-rounder bowled three no-balls in a single over in a match against Khulna Tigers. It was that incident which sparked the match-fixing debate. Malik was a part of Tamim Iqbal’s led Fortune Barishal in the BPL 2024.
The incident happened in the 6th game of the tournament
It was a game between Khulna Tigers and Fortune Barishal in which Shoaib Malik bowled three no-balls in a single over. While batting first, Fortune Barishal posted 187 runs on the board. Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten inning of 68 runs off 39 balls helps the team to get a respectable total on the board. Shoaib Malik also remains not out on 5 runs off 6 balls.
Khulna Tigers started the run chase very well with their openers Evin Lewis and Anamul Haque. They scored 33 runs off the first 3 overs.
Shoaib Malik comes into the attack in the fourth over of the inning. He conceded 5 runs in the first 3 balls of the over. The next ball was a no-ball to Evin Lewis. Malik gets away with the free hit on the next ball.
After five balls of the over, he again bowled which punched through covers for no run. But this time, Evin Lewis took advantage of a free hit and swept the ball for a four through fine leg.
Would you believe it? The over didn’t complete there as well. It was a no-ball again and this time, Lewis took the full toll of a free hit. He hit that ball for a six over long off. Shoaib Malik conceded a total of 18 runs in that over. He didn’t bowl an over after that. Khulna Tigers eventually won the game by 8 wickets and 2 overs left.
Shoaib didn’t even bowl in the next game against Comilla Victorians, which turned out to be his last game of the BPL 2024.
Malik’s performance in BPL 2024
Shoaib Malik has played three games before BPL terminated his contract. He scored 29 runs in 3 games and bowled just 2 overs. In those 2 overs, he conceded 27 runs (including that 18-run over in which he bowled 3 no-balls) and took one wicket.
Social media users’ reactions to this
The users say different things regarding this. And the most common of all of them is karma after divorcing with Sania Mirza. Shoaib Malik has separated from his wife Sania Mirza (a tennis player) and entered into another marriage with Pakistani actress Sana Javed.
It was Malik’s third marriage as he already had married even before marrying Sania Mirza. The reports suggested that things were not good between Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik for a while. Sania Mirza divorced Shoaib Malik through ‘Khulna’.
The social media users say it’s the karma of betraying Sania Mirza. One of the users wrote – ‘As you sow, so shall you reap’ on social media. A lot of other reactions came out on social media as well.
We must tell you that Malik married to Sania in 2010. At that time too, there were a lot of controversies happening between both the borders (India and Pakistan). They also have a son named Izhaan.
Also, according to the Pakistani channel Daily Pakistan, Malik’s sisters and mother were not present in his third marriage. After Malik’s marriage with Sana Javed, Sania Mirza’s sister, Anam Mirza broke his silence on that matter. With Anam’s statement, it was confirmed that Sania and Shoaib were divorced for several months.
So this is the news regarding Shoaib Malik’s contract termination by BPL. Fortune Barishal currently found themselves at No. 5 in the BPL 2024 points table with just one win in three games. Their next game will be against Chattogram Challengers, who are at No. 3 in the points table with 2 wins in 3 games. They will play on January 27 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
What do think? Will Fortune Barishal miss the services of Shoaib Malik in the rest of the tournament? Or will they manage without him as well? Comment your answers below in the comment section.
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1. Has Fortune Barishal announced any replacement for Shoaib Malik?
No. The Fortune Barishal franchise hasn’t announced any replacement for Shoaib Malik yet.
2. Who has scored the most runs for Fortune Barishal till now in BPL 2024?
Mushfiqur Rahim has scored the most runs for Fortune Barishal till now in BPL 2024. Not just for Fortune, he is at the top of the highest run scorers list right now in BPL 2024. In 3 games, Mushfiqur Rahim has scored 156 runs with an average of 78.