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Nafees, Razzak set to call off careers

Cricketers’ Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) has confirmed that Shahriar Nafees and Abdur Razzak would be retiring from all forms of cricket.

Nafees-Razzak set to call off careers

A press conference will be held at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, where the two will announce their retirement on Saturday (February 13).

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CWAB wrote in a release, “Bangladesh national cricket team’s renowned cricketers Mr. Abdur Razzak and Mr. Shahriar Nafees has confirmed us about their retirement on February 13, 2021.”

Razzak, a long-time successful left-arm spinner, was named as the new selector for Bangladesh. He started his office with chief Minhajul Abedin Nannu and Habibul Bashar on Thursday.

Throughout his career he played 13 Tests, 153 ODIs and 34 T20Is for Bangladesh, and picked 279 wickets across the three formats. He is also the only Bangladeshi to take 600 first-class wickets.

Meanwhile, Nafees is expected to be include in cricket operations committee, where Akram Khan is the chairman.

Nafees scored 1 hundred in 24 Tests and 4 hundreds in 75 ODIs. He played only one T20I, that too as a captain against Zimbabwe in Bangladesh’s first-ever match in the format.

Both Nafees and Razzak were part of Bangladesh’s 2011 World Cup campaign. Nafees did not take part for the national team since 2013 Zimbabwe tour, while Razzak last played for Bangladesh in a Test against Sri Lanka in 2018.

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