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Mashrafe to quit captaincy after third ODI against Zimbabwe

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MNA Sports Desk: Mashrafe Mortaza is set to play his last ODI as captain in the third and final match against Zimbabwe on Friday. He made the announcement at a pre-match press conference in Sylhet on Thursday. Under Mashrafe, Bangladesh fortified their status as a rising force of ODI cricket. He led Bangladesh to the semi-final of the 2017 Champions Trophy and the quarter-final of the 2015 World Cup, after taking over as the white-ball captain in November 2014. This was his third stint as captain, after he was first named as Bangladesh captain way back in 2009. However, he ...

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Mashrafe set to lead Tigers in Sri Lanka series

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MNA Sports Desk: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will tour Sri Lanka and lead the Tigers in the three-match ODI series against the island nation. However, the participation of Shakib Al Hasan in this series is still uncertain. Liton Das, the middle-order batsman, will miss the tour as he is on leave till August 5 for his marriage formalities. “We’re close to finalising the squad for the Sri Lanka series. Shakib is still uncertain. He asked for rest. We’re discussing it. Liton will miss the tour for his marriage,” Habibul Bashar, a member of Bangladesh selector committee, told the media on Friday ...

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Mashrafe eyes semis spot in World Cup

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said their mission to seal the semifinal spot is still on the track as they have six matches at hand. The captain urged his side not to be panicked in the wake to successive defeats, stating that the Tigers are capable enough to turn the things around, BSS reports. ”Still six matches to go and hopefully others step up in those games because we have very important matches coming up,” Mashrafe said in the post-match presentation after their 106-run defeat to tournament favourties England. After their impressive 21-run win over mighty South ...

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Mashrafe expresses confidence over success in New Zealand

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is confident his team can break their drought in New Zealand during the upcoming series, even without their talismanic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib was ruled out of the upcoming three-match one-day international series at the eleventh hour, with a fracture to the little finger on his left hand. The all-rounder’s absence will make winning that much tougher for Bangladesh, who have not defeated New Zealand in any format during their previous four visits to the country. Bangladesh’s only win in New Zealand came in 2015 when they beat Scotland by six wickets ...

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Mashrafe criticizes Asia Cup scheduling

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MNA Sports Desk: Scheduling blunders in the Asia Cup have angered Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza. His complaints were two-fold: that Bangladesh, if they topped their group following Thursday’s match, would not have the advantage of playing the second-placed team from the other group in their opening Super Four match on Friday; and that their two matches on consecutive days would be in two different cities, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Until Wednesday, oddly, only India had been designated a label – A1 – in the tournament handbook. No other team, in the handbook at least, had labels assigned to them. The ...

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Joya, Mashrafe win ‘Sera Bangali’ award

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and film actress Joya Ahsan have been awarded ‘Sera Bangali’ this year. Kolkata’s leading Bangla daily Anandabazar Patrika hosts the award every year recognizing the contributions of Bangali persons for outstanding contributions to different fields of sports and other sectors. Anandabazar Patrika at a five-star hotel in Kolkata yesterday selected Mashrafe and Joya on sports and film categories respectively. Mashrafe became the third Bangladesh cricketer after Habibul Bashar and Shakib Al Hasan to win the best Bangali award. However, Mashrafe received the award in a gala ceremony at Kolkata ...

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Mashrafe to retire from T20 format after Sri Lanka series

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh limited-overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza says he will retire from Twenty20 International cricket after the ongoing two-match series against Sri Lanka. In his official Facebook page, he says, ‘It has been a great honor for me to represent Bangladesh in T20I for more than 10 years. I believe that this team is currently a balanced one & there are some promising young stars. I am very much grateful to Bangladesh Cricket Board & high officials for keeping the trust on me to lead this fantastic team. I am also immensely grateful to my loving fans, family, ...

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Bangladesh captain Mashrafe banned for one match

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe bin Murtaza has been suspended for next one match for slow over rate during bowling and fielding of Bangladesh team against Sri Lanka at Colombo on Saturday. Bangladesh’s next match is against Ireland on 12 May during the tri-nation series also participated by New Zealand. Bangladesh took about half-an-hour additional time to complete 50 overs bowling after the captain decided to field first winning toss. The ban will be effective in ODIs only. So Mashrafe will be able to play the two-match T20I series against the Lankans, scheduled to be held on 4 and ...

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Mashrafe and Sabbir fined, Buttler warned

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MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza and middle-order batsman Sabbir Rahman have both been fined 20 per cent of their match fees, while England captain Jos Buttler has received an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during their sides’ second One-Day International in Mirpur on Sunday, said a release published on the ICC website on Monday. Both the Bangladesh players were found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke ...

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