Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, who’s presently main Sylhet Strikers within the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has withdrawn from the match midway to full his political commitments. Mortaza, who’s a member of parliament was he was elected for a second time representing the Awami League within the Bangladesh common elections final month.
Mortaza, who performed all 5 video games for the Strikers within the 2024 version of the BPL failed to take a single wicket, which transcends onto his staff’s efficiency because the Men in Pink are but to open their account. Strikers in a press release confirmed Mortaza’s absence whereas hoping that he returns later within the match.
“Mashrafe will be available to play for the Strikers further in the season if there is an opportunity in between his political commitments and schedule. Sylhet Strikers franchise has extended gratitude to Mashrafe for his commitment to the team in the tournament so far and looks forward to have him back when he is able,” a Strikers assertion learn.
Mortaza bowled in only a couple of video games as ESPNCricinfo reported that the 40-year-old was fighting an harm. The report acknowledged that Mortaza could not put together for the match as he would have appreciated, which even referred to as for criticism from former cricketers together with Mohammad Ashraful.
Strikers have named Mohammad Mithun as captain in Mortaza’s absence, which additionally got here as a shock given there may be Najmul Hossain Shanto within the squad, who has led the Bangladesh nationwide staff in Test matches and some white-ball video games already.
Meanwhile, the Anamul Haque-led facet Khulna Tigers are presently on the high of the ladder within the factors desk in BPL 2024 with 4 wins in as many video games whereas the Strikers are nonetheless trying to find their first win.