The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have brought in an armed security guard to be with Shakib Al Hasan following a death threat the all-rounder received in an online video that went viral.
Shakib was seen leaving the Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium in Mirpur with an armed security guard on Wednesday.
The guard, Motaleb, was also present around Shakib while he was training in Mirpur.
After the Holey Artisan attack in 2016, the BCB brought in three army officers to protect foreign coaches with Motaleb being one of the three.
BCB's CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury has informed that armed the security guard will now be present at Shakib's residence as a precautionary measure.
The CEO also added that Shakib had asked for more security from the BCB and as a result, the armed security guard will be present with Shakib when he travels outside.
"Obviously, this situation is worrying. This sort of thing cannot be desirable. After we found out (about the death threat) we took immediate action," Nizamuddin told the media on Wednesday.
Sylhet's Mohsin Talukdar was the man who threatened to "cut Shakib up into pieces" with a saw in a live video which went viral and led to Mohsin being taken to custody by RAB the next day.