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Shakib Al Hasan is Bangladesh’s new T20 captain

On Saturday, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced that Shakib Al Hasan would lead the Twenty20 International team through the 2018 ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup, which will take place in Australia later this year.

Shakib, who recently sorted out everything with the board after backing out from his deal with Betwinner News, sat down with the BCB president Nazmul Hasan at his residence on Sunday for a closed door meeting hours after arriving from the United States. Shakib recently sorted out everything with the board after backing out from his deal with Betwinner News.

Following the conclusion of the discussion, Bangladesh team director Khaled Mahmud, BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin, and a member of Abedin’s selection panel, Habibul Bashar, joined Bangladesh team chairman Jalal Yunus and a few other board directors for a discussion about the organization’s cricket operations.

After the discussion, BCB cricket operation head Jalal Yunus told media that Shakib al Hasan would continue to serve as captain till the 2017 ICC Twenty20 World Cup.

“He accepted that he made a mistake (signing the contract with Betwinner News), and he claimed he won’t make any additional error and we are hopeful,” he added. “He admitted that he made a mistake (king the arrangement with Betwinner News)”

Shakib has previous experience in this position, since he was the temporary Twenty20 International captain in 2009-2010 and led the team in four games during that time. After Mashrafe bin Mortaza stepped down from the Twenty20 International format, he was appointed captain of the team and served in that capacity until he was suspended by the ICC for failing to disclose corrupt approaches. During this second spell, which ran from 2017 to 2019, he led the squad on seventeen different occasions, and Bangladesh won seven matches out of the 21 games they played while he was in charge.

Cricbuzz stated earlier that the board is all prepared to accept Shakib’s apologies and appoint him as T20 skipper despite being put in a difficult position by his off-field activities. Despite this, the board is all set to accept Shakib’s apology and designate him as T20 skipper.

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