Shakib to remain captain till T20 world cup
Dhaka, August 13: Ending all speculations, Shakib Al Hasan was made the captain of the T20 team and Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad were returned to the team. However, due to the possibility of recovering from injury, Nurul Hasan Sohan has also been named in the Asia Cup squad.
Shakib will captain the national team not only in the upcoming Asia Cup but also in the T20 World Cup in Australia this year. He will also lead the tri-nation series to be held in New Zealand before the World Cup. The other team in this series is Pakistan.
BCB Cricket Operations Committee Chairman Jalal Yunus announced the nomination of Shakib as captain after a meeting at BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon's residence in Gulshan on Saturday afternoon. At that time, he said, considering the situation after the World Cup, Shakib's captaincy will be retained or changed, then it will be thought.
Chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu announced the 17-man squad for the Asia Cup after Shakib's name was announced as captain. At that time, another selector Habibul Bashar Sumon was by his side.
BCB President Jalal Younus, Team Director Khaled Mahmud Sujan, Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu, Selector Habibul Bashar and newly announced captain Shakib Al Hasan held a meeting at the Gulshan residence of BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon to finalize the Bangladesh T20 team captain and Asia Cup squad.
Shakib was also nominated as the captain along with finalizing the team in that meeting. However, BCB asked Shakib for an explanation regarding his association with betting company Betwinner News. There, Shakib realized his mistake and regretted it and the BCB accepted his explanation.
Originally, those who were in the T20 team on the tour of Zimbabwe were kept in the Asia Cup T20 team. Opener Liton Das was ruled out due to injury. Middle order affair Sabbir Rahman Rumman has been returned to the team after a long time.