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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Cricketer Shakib Al Hasan wins polls, becomes parliamentarian

He contested from the Sheikh Hasina Wajid's ruling party Awami Muslim League. The cricketer has not commented on the victory as of yet.

Bangladeshi cricketing star Shakib Al Hasan secures his maiden election victory, and becomes a parliamentarian after winning Sunday polls.

The captain of the Bangaldesh Cricket Team had a thumping victory of 150,000 votes against his opponents. District Chief Administrator Abu Naser Beg said, “It was a landslide victory,” regarding the victory of the cricketer.

He contested from the Sheikh Hasina Wajid’s ruling party Awami Muslim League. The cricketer has not commented on the victory as of yet.

In another video, the cricketer is seen slapping a man outside the polling station. According to the fans, the incident reportedly happened a week ago before the election results were announced.
Hasan lost his cool following an altercation with a fan. The exact reason of the altercation is not known.
Cricketer is known for his short temper and often relegating to unpleasant behavior on the field. Last year he was in the news for getting Sri Lankan player Angeloa Matthews timed out, that apparently was a rare occurrence.
Bangladeshi captain faced severe online backlash for this act. Moreover, he is often seen arguing with umpires over decisions.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh saw the return of Sheikh Hasina Wajid for fifth time as the Prime Minister of the country. The main opposition party boycotted the elections.Hasina has been in power for two decades, and is the country’s longest-serving premier.

Shortly after polls closed on Sunday, local media reported that Hasina’s Awami League party had won 172 out of 225 parliamentary seats for which there was data. A final tally for all 300 seats will not be available until Monday, but Sunday night’s results show Hasina on track to secure a fifth term in office.

Hasina’s victory was never in doubt. The leading opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) boycotted the election after thousands of its members were arrested in the weeks leading up to the vote. This left any seats not claimed by the Awami League to be divided up among a scatter of minor parties and independent candidates.