Veteran Bangladesh Cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has made an official political entry and is requesting to be nominated by the ruling Bangladesh Awami League for the upcoming normal election on January 7. The vast majority of the opposition events are set to boycott the elections.
In keeping with the experiences in AFP, Awami League joint secretary normal Bahauddin Nasim mentioned that Shakib Al Hasan obtained nomination paperwork from the get together on Saturday for the three constituencies within the election.
“He’s a celeb and has nice reputation among the many nation’s youth,” Bahauddin Nasim mentioned.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s parliamentary board for the ruling get together should approve Shakib’s candidacy. In keeping with Nasim, Shakib Al Hasan intends to contest within the capital metropolis of Dhaka or in his native district of Magura, which is within the southwest.
In South Asia, the place cricket is a big sport, gamers have at all times dabbled in politics however it’s unusual to take action whereas nonetheless a participant. Nevertheless, Mashrafe Mortaza, a former cricket captain, entered politics in 2018 and was chosen to function a member of the ruling get together’s legislature that very same yr and captained the nationwide crew within the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Shakib Al Hasan is not going to be enjoying within the subsequent Check sequence in opposition to New Zealand as a consequence of a finger harm. He sustained the harm throughout a World Cup match in opposition to Sri Lanka when he gained undesirable controversy for his attraction in opposition to Angelo Mathews, which led to the first-ever timed out in worldwide cricket historical past.
Shakib was a key participant in Bangladesh’s 2019 World Cup marketing campaign in England, the place he scored over 600 runs and was among the many main run-scorers of the match however didn’t make an impression within the ongoing ODI World Cup.
The Bangla Tigers are going by means of powerful occasions within the ongoing ODI World Cup failing to carry out to the expectations of the cricket followers. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has beforehand mentioned retiring from worldwide cricket one format at a time.
Underneath Sub-continental circumstances, Bangladesh’s World Cup marketing campaign has been a nightmare. The crew misplaced seven video games within the marquee occasion, and their victories have come in opposition to opponents from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka however have certified for the 2025 Champions Trophy.