Bangladesh ODI captain Shakib Al Hasan gave his opinion regarding Tamim Iqbal’s exclusion from the World Cup squad in an exclusive interview with T Sports, aired last night.
There was no surprise as Shakib Al Hasan was named the ODI captain for the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup yesterday, the only surprise was how it was announced.
Just before revealing the name of Bangladesh’s new ODI captain for the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon on Friday told the fortunate reporters present at his residence, “If you ask anyone, they will tell you who it is going to be. It was an obvious choice.”
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon said he has seen a noticeable change in Shakib Al Hasan towards his dedication towards cricket.
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon said that he would discuss with Shakib Al Hasan which formats the cricketer wants to captain, following the declaration that Shakib will lead Bangladesh in the Asia Cup and World Cup – both in 50-over format.
The most crucial aspect in the situation surrounding Tamim Iqbal's injury is how things were allowed to escalate so far that led to the skipper having to step down from captaincy.
Tamim Iqbal stepped down from captaincy yesterday after the much-awaited meeting with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon and cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus, with injury at the heart of the decision.
“We have to know what he [Tamim] thinks regarding the Asia Cup and whether he will play. If he plays, we will definitely ask for his opinion. Even if he communicates that he won’t be able to play, we have to think of alternatives and also ask for his opinion. We are hoping he will sit with us in the next one or two days,” the BCB president said yesterday
"Normally we give bonuses when we win a series, but since we won our first ODI against India and there were a few individual performances like Fargana Hoque who scoring a century, we decided to give Tk 25 lakh for the players," Papon told reporters