Bangladeshi Actress Naznin Akter Happy, made the rape allegation earlier this year after claiming Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain had made a promise of marriage while they were having an intimate affair.
Rubel Hossain was arrested over rape charges before the World Cup 2015 started. But he was later granted bail in view of “national interest” as he was a key player of Bangladesh’s cricket team.
On Tuesday she was withdrawing the charges against the fast bowler, a day after his match-winning heroics at the World Cup against England.
“I have forgiven him. I am not going to continue this case against him, she did not want to put Rubel under pressure while he was representing his country in Australia and New Zealand.” Happy told a TV channel on Tuesday.
Rubel took four important wickets for 53 runs against England in, which lead Bangladesh team to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.