Bangladesh name new captain for all three formats
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Bangladesh have named Najmul Hossain Shanto as their new captain for all three formats. Shanto's first big assignment will be the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and West Indies later this year.
Shanto was impressed as captain in the two-match Test series against New Zealand, which Bangladesh drew 1-1 at home in November-December 2023.
He was also the captain during the away tour against the Kiwis, where Bangladesh managed to win a game each in the ODI and T20I series.
In his short stint as skipper, Shanto has three wins in 11 matches.
Shanto replaces Shakib Al Hasan, who was captain in the white-ball formats for Bangladesh. Shakib was recently diagnosed with a retinal condition, though the statement said that the medical team was confident of managing the condition effectively with a conservative approach.
The BCB also announced the appointment of Gazi Ashraf Hossain as the new chief selector.