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BCB to sit with Mahmudullah regarding his T20I captaincy

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 18 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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BCB to sit with Mahmudullah regarding his T20I captaincy
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon (third right) speaks to media after the BCB’s 5th board of directors meeting on Sunday. – BCB PHOTO

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Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon said on Sunday that they will sit with underperforming T20 skipper Mahmudullah regarding his future.

Bangladesh played 43 matches under Mahmudullah’s leadership and managed to earn 16 wins and 26 defeats while one game was abandoned while Bangladesh won only one game out of the last 13 T20Is.

Mahmudullah’s batting form also looks to be a big concern for the team management considering the fact since the last World Cup debacle as his highest score has been 22 against West Indies in the last T20s in Guyana.

His last fifty came against Papua New Guinea and since then he has played 13 innings without any major contribution. With the ICC World Cup not far away, the think tank seemed to be in a spot of bother regarding their skipper for the global T20s tournament.

Nazmul said that they will take at least one month to take a decision regarding their next World Cup captain that indicates Test skipper Shakib Al Hasan might be given the responsibility considering he will be available from that point of time as he skipped the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe.

However, before taking any decision Nazmul insisted he will sit with Mahmudullah.

“It is difficult to say today about the captain (in the upcoming ICC WorldT20). I think it will take a month to make a decision. Let the captain come and we will have to sit with him,” Nazmul told reporters after the BCB’s 5th board of directors meeting on Sunday.

“Certainly (under-performing captain is a concern) but let him come (and let us sit) but I don’t think there will be massive change if we replace the captain,” he said, adding that it is tough for him to judge the performance of the captain that came under scrutiny following his bowling changes in the last two game against West Indies.

“This is a tough question (whether we are happy or not with Mahmudullah’s captaincy). We were not unhappy with the captaincy of Mominul. The name of Mahmudullah is coming up so much because he is not scoring runs and if he scores runs everything will be fine,” he concluded.