BPL 2024: Fortune Barishal terminate Shoaib Malik's contract amid suspicion of Match-Fixing

Malik's lackluster display raised concerns as he bowled three no-balls in a single over, conceding 18 runs, and scored only unbeaten five runs from six balls in a BPL match.

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Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has found himself in trouble as his contract with Fortune Barishal in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has reportedly been terminated. This move comes after Malik's controversial performance in a recent BPL 2024 match against Khulna Tigers.

Malik's lackluster display raised concerns, with fans questioning his commitment to the game. He bowled three no-balls in a single over, conceding 18 runs, and his batting efforts yielded only five runs from six balls in the death overs. Social media was filled with criticism, with many speculating about the veteran's intentions.

Fortune Barishal took a drastic step by terminating Shoaib Malik's contract, citing suspicions of "fixing." The move was confirmed by Mizanur Rahman, the team owner, as shared by a tweet from a Bangladesh-based journalist.

"Fortune Barisal has terminated the contract of Shoaib Malik on the suspicion of "fixing". During a recent match, Malik, who is a spinner, bowled three no-balls in one over. Mizanur Rahman, the team owner of Fortune Barishal, has confirmed the news," Syed Sami, a Bangladeshi journalist tweeted.

This recent development adds another layer of controversy to Shoaib Malik's already eventful week, marked by his third marriage with Sana Javed, which triggered a social media backlash. The termination of his BPL contract further intensifies the scrutiny of the former captain.

Malik has showcased his cricket prowess across various formats throughout his career. In Tests, he has played 35 matches, accumulating a total of 1898 runs. His impact in One Day Internationals (ODIs) is notable, with 287 matches played and a commendable run tally of 7534. Malik has also been a significant contributor in the T20 International arena, participating in 124 matches and scoring a total of 2435 runs. In first-class cricket (FC), he has played 126 matches, amassing a noteworthy total of 6559 runs. 

Sania Mirza’s sister confirms divorce with Shoaib Malik, requests for respecting family privacy

Recently, Sania Mirza's sister, Anam Mirza, addressed rumors about Sania's relationship with Shoaib Malik on social media, confirming their divorce. Anam clarified that the couple had parted ways several months ago and urged fans to respect their privacy during this sensitive time. She emphasized Sania's preference for keeping her personal life private and conveyed Sania's well wishes for Shoaib's future endeavors.

“Sania has always kept her personal life away from the public eye. However, today the need has arisen for her to share that Shoaib and she have been divorced for a few months now. She wishes Shoaib well for his new journey ahead!” Anam Mirza posted on Instagram.

"At this sensitive period of her life, we would like to refrain from indulging in any speculation and to respect her need for privacy,” she added.

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