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Shakib T20 captain until World Cup

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Published: 18:04, 13 August 2022   Update: 18:11, 13 August 2022
Shakib T20 captain until World Cup

Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has again named Shakib Al Hasan as skipper for Twenty20 format. The left-arm spinner will lead the T20 team in Asia Cup, Tri-series in New Zealand and the World Cup-2022.

BCB Cricket Operations Chairman Jalal Yunus made the announcement on Saturday (August 13) afternoon.

Earlier, Shakib Al Hasan held a meeting with BCB Chairman Nazmul Hassan Papon, ending all controversies piled up centering him. 

After returning home on Friday night, Shakib met Papon at his residence in Gulshan on Saturday afternoon. The meeting was attended by team Director Khaled Mahmud Sujon, Chairman of Cricket Operations Department Jalal Yunus and two selectors Minhajul Abedin Nannu and Habibul Bashar Sumon.

BCB had chosen Shakib as the T20 captain and planned the Asia Cup. But Shakib’s involvement with a betting company created a new controversy. BCB shows zero tolerance over the matter, clearly informed Shakib that he will not have any relationship with Bangladesh cricket unless he breaks the contract with the betting company.

After BCB’s strict stance, Shakib could not but canceled the contract with that company and told BCB in written. However, Shakib was responsible for breaking the BCB policy even if the contract was cancelled.

After returning to the country yesterday, the Test captain of Bangladesh clarified his position in discussion with BCB president today. He realized his mistake. After his announcement, he was chosen as the captain.