‘Will Play 2023 WC Final Under Shakib’: Mortaza on Captain’s Ban
Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza put an Instagram post supporting teammate Shakib Al Hasan after he was handed a ban by the ICC for violating the Anti-Corruption Unit’s code of conduct. Shakib had been contacted by Indian bookie Deepak Aggarwal, and had failed to report this to the ACU.
Mortaza led the Bangladesh cricket team in all formats until injuries started to slow him down. He relinquished captaincy of T20 and Test formats to Shakib, but led the country during their 2019 World Cup run. Mortaza had been approached by bookies in 2012, but had reported the contact to the ACU.
Mortaza took to Instagram to write:
Posted by Mushfiqur Rahim on Tuesday, October 29, 2019