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Tamim Iqbal replaces Mashrafe Mortaza as Bangladesh ODI captain

Mashrafe stepped down as ODI captain this week after the third and final ODI of a three-match series against Zimbabwe.

IANS Reported by: IANS Dhaka Published on: March 08, 2020 22:34 IST
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Seasoned opener Tamim Iqbal was on Sunday named Captain of the national one-day side, replacing pace bowler Mashrafe Mortaza.

Mashrafe stepped down as ODI captain this week after the third and final ODI of a three-match series against Zimbabwe.

"The board has unanimously selected Tamim Iqbal as our new ODI captain," Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan announced at a press conference after a meeting of the governing body's board of directors.

"We thought of appointing a captain for a short duration and then giving the job to someone else next year. But we finally decided against a short-term appointment. We hope Tamim would serve for a long term," he added.

Tamim's appointment sees Bangladesh having three separate captains for the three different formats once more with Mahmudullah Riyad leading in T20Is and Mominul Haque in Tests.

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