Bangladesh Cricket

Najmul Hossain Shanto named all formats captain for Bangladesh

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Publish Date: 20:29 Monday, February 12, 2024

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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced Najmul Hossain Shanto as all three formats captain after a board meeting held at the BCB headquarters at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka today.

Earlier, Bangladesh top- order batter Shanto had led the team against New Zealand both home and away series last year in the absence of regular captain Shakib Al Hasan.

Shanto led Tigers to their first ODI and Twenty20 victory against the Kiwis in New Zealand and also a home Test win against the Black Caps.

"We discussed at length about captaincy... The board has decided to appoint Nazmul Hossain Shanto as captain for all three formats for this year", youth and sports minister and BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon told the reporters after the meeting.

Shakib, who is now a member of the parliament, had earlier said before last year's ICC ODI World Cup that he would leave the captaincy duties in the 50-over format after the tournament while Shanto had expressed interest to lead the team in all three formats.