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Mashrafe returns to Dhaka for a short recess

  • Published at 10:43 pm May 19th, 2019
Mashrafe bin Mortaza
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza talks with media after arriving at Dhaka on Saturday Dhaka Tribune

Mashrafe’s visit to Dhaka was pre-scheduled. The experienced campaigner is to join the team in England ahead of its first official warm-up game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, against Pakistan on May 26

Bangladesh one-day international captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza returned to Dhaka for a short break on Saturday night. The right-arm pacer carried home Bangladesh’s maiden multi-nation ODI series trophy. The Tigers registered their first title defeating West Indies by five wickets in the tri-nation ODI series final in Dublin, Ireland on Friday.

With a four-day break before Bangladesh’s conditioning camp set to start in Leicester, England. Masharafe decided for a quick break with the family in Dhaka. Masharfe returned to Dhaka along with four other members of the winning team in shape of Taskin Ahmed, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Farhad Reza and Nayeem Hasan. Tamim Iqbal travelled to Dubai on a break with family while the rest of the World Cup squad travelled to England.

Mashrafe along with other members of the winning team were given a warm welcome at the airport. BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury, BCB director Jalal Younus, Ismail Haider Mallick, Mahbubul Anam and State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP were present to receive the Tigers.

Mashrafe’s visit to Dhaka was pre-scheduled. The experienced campaigner is to join the team in England ahead of its first official warm-up game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, against Pakistan on May 26.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe however refrained from making any comment on his side’s historic tri-nation series win. The 35-year-old cited, “Those who contributed for the win deserve to speak on the occasion more than me. I would have spoken if the whole team was with me.”

Bangladesh lifted the tri-nation series trophy to end their ten years of frustration. The Tigers have played six multi-nation series final since 2009 but failed to win any of them.