Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s retirement is still in clouds as the Cricket Board of Bangladesh is yet to decide how to provide the inspirational cricketer a farewell. You may already know that Mashrafe has already retired from T20 cricket and cant play Test cricket for the concern of his health.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s retirement is still in clouds

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s retirement
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

There are no more ODIs this year in ICC’s Future Tours Programme for Bangladesh. That created speculation about whether BCB would arrange any fifty-over series at home to bid farewell to Mashrafe.

There is a one-off Test and two T20Is against Afghanistan in Bangladesh later this year. Plans are undergoing to include Zimbabwe and the tigers in a T20I tri-series after the Test.

There was also speculation about whether the BCB would change the T20I tri-nation series into an ODI series. This would presumably give Mashrafe a chance to retire in front of a home crowd, as he wished. However, according to BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, that is still not confirmed.

Meanwhile, BCB is yet to announce the schedule for the one-off Test against Afghanistan. In addition to that, the Afghans will take part in the Test between August 31 and September 10. The test will be followed by the tri-nation series. Although Zimbabwe cricket has been suspended by the ICC over political interferences, Nizamuddin Chowdhury confirmed that there will be no issues for Zimbabwe to take part in the series.

Nonetheless, if BCB manages to arrange an ODI series at their own expense as a tribute to the legendary cricketer, it will mean nothing without an official announcement from Mashrafe. It is important to note here that, Mashrafe has maintained radio silence recently about his retirement.