Mashrafe met in private meeting with national team head coach
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, who moved from the cricket field to the political arena, is now dealing with two sectors at the same time. He has never been seen in a national team jersey since the last World Cup.
He had not been retiring soon, also made it clear during the last Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which ended last month. In the meantime, Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) had started from yesterday. On the first day of BCL, Mashrafe met in a private meeting with national team head coach Russell Domingo.
Central Zone and East Zone faced off at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday. A number of national team cricketers were playing in that match. It was during the game that Mashrafe met with Russell Domingo.
The meeting was held in the BCB’s cricket management department. Although the details of what was discussed at the meeting, Domingo told reporters, “We first met Mashrafe after a long time. I haven’t talked to him before in recent times. It’s been a while, what else?”
Mashrafe played in the BPL which ended last month. But he could not take advantage of it. He could not even win the trophy for Dhaka Platoon with his magical captaincy. But he had been enjoying the game. So he didn’t think of retirement till now.
The diplomatic answer was heard from him in reply of reporters’ questions. He’s now out of action because of injury which he sustained in BPL Eliminator match.
Zimbabwe will be visiting Bangladesh next March. It is heard that Mashrafe will return to international cricket with that series. The retirement announcement could also come after that series.