Mashrafe Mortaza Asks More Time to Decide His Future
Mashrafe Mortaza is asking the Bangladesh Cricket Commission for some time to decide about his future. Speculation is high about the retirement of Mashrafe Mortaza. The subject first came up when Bangladesh played their third home development game against the West Indies in Sylhet.
Since then, there has been speculation about Mortaza’s future. The Bangladeshi captain recently looked very pale. Not only did he have any problems with his form, but also injuries. He had previously stressed that he would take a call for his future after returning to Bangladesh after the World Cup.
Mashrafe had a disastrous World Cup campaign, in which he chose only one wicket in eight matches. However, those plans changed when he was injured before the Sri Lanka tour. Bangladesh had a terrible tour of Sri Lanka after being whitewashed in the ODI’s three-game series. Reports now suggest that Mashrafe Mortaza has decided not to retire at least in the next few days. Bangladesh’s board of directors had previously announced that officials and Mortaza would have a meeting after the Eid festival.
The parties met on Saturday, during which Mortaza asked for more time to decide what to do next. Now that Mortaza is asking for more time, it is unlikely that Bangladesh will organize ODI’s unique arrangement against Zimbabwe to bid farewell to Mortaza. Bangladesh will play its next ODI in Ireland in June 2020, with Sri Lanka expected to host in December 2020. But Mortaza is unlikely to retire at this time.