Harare [Zimbabwe], 10th July (ANI): Bangladeshi handyman Mahmudullah announced his retirement from Test cricket in the midst of the ongoing one-off match against Zimbabwe.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Mahmudullah made the announcement shortly after the game ended on the third day of the ongoing one-off test against Zimbabwe.
Mahmudullah’s decision did not go well with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chairman Nazmul Hassan, who said the handyman’s announcement will negatively affect the team in the middle of the match.
Hassan said Mahmudullah’s decision was “unusual” as the game isn’t over yet.
“I wasn’t officially informed, but someone called me on the phone and said they didn’t want to play Test anymore,” Hassan told the Bengali daily Prothom Alo, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
“Apparently he said that in the locker room. I think it’s very unusual, since the match isn’t even over. I think he did it out of emotion. An announcement like that will have a negative impact on the team. It’s unacceptable. there is a problem if someone doesn’t want to play, but there is no need to cause confusion in the middle of a series, “he added.
The ongoing one-off test is Mahmudullah’s 50th match in the longest format of the match. The handyman hit a brave ton in Bangladesh’s first innings to save visitors from a precarious position.
The guests scored 468 in the first innings in response to Zimbabwe’s 276. Mahmudullah was added to the Bangladeshi team at the last minute.
Meanwhile, Bangladeshi player Taskin Ahmed and Zimbabwe fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani have both been fined 15% of their match taxes for violating level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day of the one-time test. in Harare.
Players have been found to have violated Article 2.1.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which refers to “inappropriate physical contact with a player, player support staff, referee, match referee or any other person (including a spectator) during an international match. “According to the ICC, in addition to this, one demerit point each has been added to the disciplinary record of players, both of whom have not had prior infractions in a period of 24 months.
The incident occurred on Thursday in the 85th of Bangladesh’s first innings. After Muzarabani threw a delivery to Taskin, the two players moved aggressively towards each other, and contact was established after words were exchanged face to face.
Bangladeshi firsts Shadman Islam and Saif Hassan take their team to 45/0 in stumps on the third day of the ongoing one-off test. Visitors lead for 237 points in the second inning. (ANI)