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Ashraful named Tigers captain

CricBD Staff
2 June, 2007

Mohammad Ashraful has been appointed captain of Bangladesh cricket team in both Tests and one-day internationals.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced this after a meeting at a local hotel on Saturday. Pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been named vice-captain for both the versions. The board decision put the end to the Habibul Bashar's three-year stint as a captain.

Ashraful becomes the fifth Test captain and fourteenth in the shorter version.

He will lead the Tigers in the forthcoming tour to Sri Lanka where Bangladesh will play three Tests and as many ODIs.

22-year-old Ashraful is being appointed as skipper till the Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa in September this year.

Ashraful is the youngest captain of Bangladesh at 22 years and 330 days. He has played 35 Test matches and 101 one-day matches.

The board has also selected it's national game development manager Shaun Williams as head coach for the trip and former national coach Sarwar Imran made his deputy.

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