Bangladesh, Nov. 18 -- In an unprecedented move, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed an armed guard for Shakib Al Hasan.

The national allrounder has recently received a death threat from a man named Mohsin Talukder.

In recent years, BCB never appointed an armed guard for any local cricketer. However, they did so for the foreign members of the coaching staff.

Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the CEO of BCB, confirmed the news saying, "Shakib received a death threat on social media, and we decided to take step to ensure his safety. Therefore, we appointed a gunman who will stay with Shakib."

Shakib visited Kolkata on November 12 reportedly to inaugurate a Hindu ceremony which has created reaction among some people.

He was invited by ...