Bangladesh Name Mashrafe Mortaza as New ODI Captain

Bangladesh Cricket Board retained Mushfiqur Rahim as the Test skipper.

updated: September 30, 2014 18:13 IST
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Mashrafe Mortaza will take over from Mushfiqur Rahim as Bangladesh's ODI skipper.


Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket authorities on Tuesday sacked wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim as one-day international captain and replaced him with injury-prone paceman Mashrafe Mortaza.

Mushfiqur, however, will continue to lead the Test side, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan announced after a BCB directors' meeting.

"Mushfiq (Rahim) is our best batsman at the moment. At the same time he also needs to lead the team and do the wicketkeeping job. This is a tremendous pressure for him," Nazmul told reporters.

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