Mashrafe steps down as Bangladesh ODI captain
The Narail Express confirmed that the third Zimbabwe ODI is going to be his last as the captain of Bangladesh.
“I want to announce something. The game tomorrow [Friday] will be my last as captain. I am thankful to cricket for counting on me for a long time and would also like to thank my team members and players that have played under me at different times. It was not a decision for me. It is a journey that started five six years ago – under whom I played and whom I led. All of them have helped me closely,” said Mashrafe.
This announcement comes on the back of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Nazmul Hasan Papon’s statement prior to the commencement of the series that they would look for a new captain after this series.
Mashrafe, however, has said that he will continue as a player. As per the BCB boss, Mashrafe’s selection as a player for future tournaments will be subject to his beep test results.