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Bangladesh announce preliminary squad for West Indies ODIs as Mashrafe Mortaza misses out

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have announced a preliminary squad for both Test and ODI series against West Indies and have refrained from picking former skipper Mashrafe Mortaza in the squad. Shakib-Al-Hasan, meanwhile, has returned to the Test and ODI squad after completing his one year ban.
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newscricketa year ago

Mashrafe Mortaza recovers from Covid-19; tests negative

Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, in a statement on his Facebook page on Tuesday, confirmed that he had successfully recovered and tested negative for the Covid-19 virus, after almost a month. The fast bowler underwent treatment at home after he tested positive for the virus on June 20.
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newscricketa year ago

Reports | Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for Coronavirus

Mashrafe Mortaza has reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus after giving samples for a Covid-19 test on June 18 due to fever. Mortaza is set to have contracted the novel virus from his mother-in-law, who tested positive on June 15, but the former Bangladesh captain is physically doing fine now.
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newscricketa year ago

Chris Gayle feared local Bangladesh spinners, claims Mashrafe Mortaza

Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza revealed that Chris Gayle, in a BPL game, asked him to keep batting against spinners as the West Indian did not quite want to come up against their bowling. Mortaza further revealed that England’s Steve Harmison was one of the toughest bowlers he faced.
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newscricketa year ago

Mahmudullah is VVS Laxman of Bangladesh team, hails Mashrafe Mortaza

Mashrafe Mortaza, who stepped down as Bangladesh skipper in March, hailed veteran Mahmudullah as the VVS Laxman of the Bangladesh side for the all-rounder's tendency to perform during crisis situations. The pacer further discussed the Tigers’ infamous upset over India in the 2007 World Cup.
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newscricket2 years ago

Bangladesh omit Mahmudullah and Mustafizur Rahman from Test contract list

Bangladesh Cricket Board, on Sunday, announced that Mahmudullah and Mustafizur Rahman were axed from the list of contracted players for Tests. The duo, both of who are now seen as limited-over specialists, were however handed a white-ball contract, meaning they'll still feature in ODIs and T20Is.
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newscricket2 years ago

Tamim Iqbal named new ODI captain of Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal has been given full-time captaincy of the Bangladesh ODI team, with the one-off ODI against Pakistan set to be his first assignment as full-time ODI captain. Tamim takes over from Mashrafe Mortaza, whose last leadership assignment was the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.
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newscricket2 years ago

Reports | BCB keen on hearing Mortaza's decision on retirement plans

BCB is still waiting to hear the decision of Mashrafe Mortaza on his retirement from international cricket as they prepare for the home series against Zimbabwe in February. Mortaza was supposed to call it a day in international cricket after the 2019 World Cup but that did not quite materialize.
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newscricket2 years ago

BPL 2019-20 | Mashrafe Mortaza survives scare, picked up by Dhaka Platoons in fourth round

Dhaka Platoons turned the saviours of Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza as they picked him up in the fourth round of the Bangladesh Premier League draft. Among other A+ category players, Mushfiqur was picked up by Khulna, Comilla opted for Soumya while Chattogram picked up Mahmudullah.
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newscricket2 years ago

Reports | Mashrafe Mortaza to mediate between Bangladesh Players and BCB

According to BCB director Mahbubul Anam, Bangladesh PM Sheik Hasina has taken interest in the BCB/Player dispute and has asked Mashrafe Mortaza to mediate between the players and governing body. Cricket Bangladesh has been in unwanted limelight ever since their players went on an indefinite strike.
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