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Shakib named best sportsman of the year

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA) on Saturday named world famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as the best sportsman of the year 2017.

It chose Shakib, Bangladesh Test and T20 captain, over shooter Arnab Sharar Ladaf and promising booter Zafar Iqbal.

Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was adjudged the most popular player of the year to win the ‘Popular Choice Award’ by direct vote of the sports fans defeating shortlisted Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad and footballer Zafar Iqbal.

The Kool-BSPA Sports Awards-2017, a regular event of Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA), were ceremonially handed over in the afternoon at a function at the ballroom of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.

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