Bangladesh have appointed Najmul Hossain Shanto as their all-format captain. The 25-year-old has been named Bangladesh skipper for one 12 months, BCB president Nazmul Hassan mentioned. Shanto has led the Bangla Tigers already however will assume the full-time function for a 12 months with T20 World Cup approaching.
It got here as a shock to see him take the T20I reins too, contemplating the truth that Shakib Al Hasan had a need to guide the staff within the T20 World Cup 2024. Shakib had constructed a staff for the upcoming match. The BCB has reportedly named Gazi Ashraf Hossain as their new chief selector, which brings an finish to the eight-year time period of Minhajul Abedin because the chief selector. Hannan Sarkar can be appointed as a brand new selector, whereas Habibul Bashar additionally leaves his selector’s put up.
Notably, the BCB chief Hassan mentioned that the board had had Shakib the primary selection captain however his present eye problem pressured them to call a brand new captain.
“Now we have elected (Najmul Hossain) Shanto as captain in all three codecs. We mentioned the nationwide staff captaincy for the longest time on this assembly. We spoke to Shakib, who instructed us that his eye downside hasn’t gone away. We aren’t certain of his availability within the Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe residence sequence. We even have to contemplate the T20 World Cup that is developing,” Hassan instructed media after a board assembly in Mirpur.
“Shakib is certainly our first selection. However we do not wish to keep in any uncertainty. We did not wish to delay the choice. We had the World Cup in thoughts so to run the staff easily, we needed to choose a captain,” he added.
Shakib had mentioned earlier than the World Cup 2023 that he would step down from ODI captaincy and likewise hinted he won’t play Exams. Nonetheless, he had a need to guide the staff within the T20 World Cup. Notably, the BCB has made healthful modifications to the choice panel with the appointment of Gazi Ashraf the brand new chief selector. Solely, Abdur Razzak stays within the choice panel with the board eradicating the now ex-chief selector Minhajul Abedin, and one other selector Habibul Bashar.