National team cricketer Arafat Sunny detained

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Arafat Sunny

MNA Sports Desk: Police arrested national team cricketer Arafat Sunny on Sunday morning in a case filed under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

A senior police official seeking anonymity said a woman said to have a relation with the cricketer for a long time filed the case with Mohammadpur police on Saturday night.

Arafat Sunny was supposed to be produced before the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court around noon.

Additional deputy commissioner (Mohammadpur Zone) Wahidul Islam also said that a woman named Nasrin Sultana filed a case against Sunny under ICT Act on January 5.

The plaintiff alleged that Sunny was harassing her by sending indecent photos through Facebook messenger, said ADC Wahid. She also alleged that Sunny recently married her but did not give her due recognition, he added.

Left-arm spinner Sunny played 16 one-day internationals and 10 Twenty20 internationals for Bangladesh.

A left-handed batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler, he made his debut for Dhaka Division in the 2001–02 season.

He currently plays first-class cricket for Dhaka Metropolis, and Twenty20 cricket for the Rangpur Riders. He has the bowling figures of 4/29 and 4/27 against Zimbabwe in consecutive ODIs in the bilateral series in 2014.

In 2016 he was selected in Bangladesh’s squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. However, he was later suspended from bowling in international cricket due to an illegal action bowled during the tournament.