Shakib Al Hasan to lead Bangladesh in Asia Cup, ICC T20 World Cup 2022

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday named their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to lead Bangladesh in the forthcoming Asia Cup and ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

Shakib, who was recently given an ultimatum by the BCB for his collaboration with a betting site, has now been handed over the leadership role by the cricket board for the upcoming major assignments – Asia Cup and T20 World Cup.

The star all-rounder responded to the concerns raised by the BCB and withdrew from his endorsement with the allegedly illegal site.

“Shakib has informed us shortly before [now] that he has terminated the contract with the company. He said that all social media posts about that sponsorship will be deleted,” BCB’s cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus said.

Following his appointment as a new T20I captain, Shakib will also lead Bangladesh in the scheduled tri-series against Pakistan and New Zealand ahead of the T20 World Cup.

It is pertinent to mention here that the BCB is likely to announce the T20I squad for the Asia Cup on August 13 (today).

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