BCB to bid adieu Mashrafe Mortaza in Zimbabwe series?
Despite the fact that Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) is yet to make a positive nod regarding adding several one day international matches along side the T20I series, BCB reportedly thinking of doing that with an aim to arrange a farewell for limited over skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza.
Mashrafe started his international career against Zimbabwe back in 2001. Although it was speculated that the most successful captain of team Bangladesh Mashrafe Mortaza would end his run after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, BCB thought otherwise and opted to make it a grand gesture of farewell.
The authority of country’s cricket also wants to wave Mashrafe to make the final gesture in front of home crowd.
According to Future Tour Program (FTP), Bangladesh will have no limited over encounters in the coming year except Ireland. The fact led BCB to invite Zimbabwe to appear in the one day international matches.
BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said,
“We will work to arrange a farewell match for Mashrafe. But before that, we have to wait for Zimbabwe’s assurance in this regard. As soon as we would receive the positive reply, the work will be underway to organize the match.”
Although Zimbabwe has been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the team can participate in any matches if any particular board invited them.
“Last Wednesday, contacts had been made with Zimbabwe’s cricket authority. They wanted sometime to take the decision,” BCB CEO said.