Unhappy with Mahmudullah, Shakib's on field actions, umpire Moniruzzaman quits job
Dhaka, July 1: Bangladesh umpire Moniruzzaman has decided to quit his job after two senior cricketers misbehaved in the recently concluded Dhaka Premier League (DPL).
Moniruzzaman was not in charge in the match in which Shakib Al Hasan kicked and knocked off the stumps while arguing with the umpire. However, he was the TV umpire in a match where Mahmudullah Riyadh, another senior pro, got into a heated argument with the on field umpire.
“Enough is enough for me and I don’t want to do umpiring anymore. I have some self-respect and want to live with it. Umpires can make mistakes but if we are treated in this manner, there is no point in doing it anymore because I am not in it just for the money,” Moniruzzaman told Indian cricket news outlet Cricbuzz.
Moniruzzaman was a part of Bangladesh's ICC Emerging Panel and was also considered for the elite panel as well.
While Gazi Tank Cricketers captain Mahmudullah faced a fine of Tk 20,000 for the level 2 offense, following his outburst during the match against Prime Bank Cricket Club, the umpire said it left him feeling "numb" while witnessing the episode unfold.
“I was not involved in Shakib's game. The way he behaved was something very hard for me to digest. In the Mahmudullah match, I was the TV umpire and watching the episode closely. It left me numb and at that point, I decided not to carry on with umpiring,” he told Cricbuzz.
Shakib's behavious during Mohammedan Sporting’s match against Abahani Limited attracted a fine of Tk 5,00,000, followed by a three-match ban. However, the star all-rounder apologised for his actions later and vowed to never indulge in anything similar in the future.