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Abdur Razzak named new national selector

Former Bangladesh spinner Abdur Razzak has been appointed as the new selector at BCB.

The 38-year-old was in contention for the post. After a Bangladesh Cricket Board meeting on Wednesday, it was finally decided to welcome a new face in the panel, which already includes Minhajul Abedin Nannu (chief) and Habibul Bashar Sumon.

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Razzak played 13 Tests, 153 ODIs and 34 T20Is for Bangladesh. He has 279 wickets across all forms of international cricket. He was Bangladesh’s lead man in the bowling attack during his prime in white-ball cricket.

In 2013, Razzak created history becoming the first Bangladeshi ever to take 200 wickets in ODIs. Six years later he went on to bag his 600th first-class scalp as the first from his country.

Razzak last made an international appearance in February 2018, after a four-year hiatus, during Dhaka Test against Sri Lanka. He took 4/63 in the first innings and 1/60 in the second. The hosts slumped to 215-run defeat.

The left-armer took a seven-for in his previous first-class match for South Zone against East Zone in the Bangladesh Cricket League last year.

Razzak’s appointment comes in middle of West Indies’ tour of Bangladesh. Bangladesh are yet to name the final Test squad.

After this, the Tigers will head to New Zealand for three ODIs and as many T20Is in March.

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