‘Replacing captain Mashrafe is out of question’, says Board President
Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan Papon puffed all the rumors encircling Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s early exit from the team that was triggered in the media hooked up with some early statements of the board head. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ মাশরাফির বিকল্প নিয়ে পাপনের বিবৃতি]
“I’m absolutely clearing one thing, as long as Mashrafe Bin Mortaza could play, there is no question to leave him from the team. He is not only a performer, he is a captain and it would be hard to find a replacement of his category” – board President asserted.
Nazmul Hasan Papon also remarked, “We have lots of important tasks in hand in the near future. It is not a time to raise such issues. I can’t understand how these topics arrive. A captain cannot be changed before finding a suitable replacement.”
“I have had no discussions with Mashrafe about his captaincy. Whatever we do, we do it after discussing with concerned cricketers” – board President further said.
“On that particular day, we did not talk about Mashrafe’s place in the one day team. But I have heard it everywhere that the board is going to make a change in the captaincy without finding out a replacement. I think there is no scope for discussing about Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s captaincy” – he said.
“He is the best as a captain. It is impossible to find a replacement of him. Moreover he has been performing well as a bowler” – board President added.