Just days after making a great international debut, a Bangladeshi cricketer got caught in a scandal on Monday for sexist social media postings denigrating working women.
When the neighbors faced off against one other in the Asia Cup
on Friday, bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib successfully removed India skipper Rohit Sharma with just his fourth delivery in international cricket.
He then maintained composure in the decisive over to give Bangladesh the win.
However, once his misogynistic social media statements were exposed, the 20-year-old received ridicule from feminists and advocates for women’s rights.
Last year, Tanzim wrote on Facebook that “the husband’s rights are not ensured if the wife works.”The rights of the kid are not protected if the woman works. The woman loses her grace if she works.
“The family is destroyed if the wife works. The veil will fall apart if the wife works. The wife working is bad for society.
The bulk of workers in the garment industries who have contributed significantly to Bangladesh’s economic progress in recent years are women.
Tanzim advised fathers in another post that if they wed “a woman who is used to free mixing with her male friends in a university,” their sons would not have a “modest” mother.
The remarks sparked a response, with feminist writer Jannatun Nayeem Prity of Paris pointing out that the Bangladesh team’s uniforms were produced in factories with a large female workforce.
She said, “I feel terrible for you that you don’t think of your mother as a regular human being.
In a widely shared Facebook post, writer Swakrito Noman called the statements “deeply offensive” and that the Bangladesh
Cricket Board (BCB) probed Tanzim and the player apologized.
On Monday, journalist Mejbaul Haque said: “Such distorted misogyny is unacceptable. No matter his fame!”
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB):
BCB confirmed an investigation.
We noticed the issue. Jalal Yunus, its cricket operations chief, told AFP they are investigating.
Moreover, After helping Bangladesh win the 2020 Under-19 World Cup, Tanzim has played 12 first-class matches in his brief adult career.