Bangladesh cricketer Shahadat Hossain has turned himself in to face charges of torturing his eleven year old maid.
Hossain had been on the run since September 6 when allegations from the child were made about him and his wife.
The Bangladesh cricket board has since suspended Hossain from playing ball.
Both Hossain and his wife deny the charges against them.
Defence lawyer Kazi Nazibullah Hiru, told reporters that, “We appealed to the court that Shahadat should be released on bail for the greater interest of the country,” adding that, “we pleaded that he is not guilty as he was not present on the day the girl was allegedly beaten”.