Mominul Haque Quits As Bangladesh Test Cricket Team Captain

Mominul Haque Quits As Bangladesh Test Cricket Team Captain

Bangladesh Test captain مومن الحق He said he was stepping down on Tuesday to focus on his batting after a poor form so far this year. The 30-year-old made the announcement during a meeting with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chiefs at the home of board president Nazemul Hassan. His batting has come under fire since the country’s Test series defeat against Sri Lanka earlier this month. His resignation has been demanded ahead of next month’s tour of the West Indies.

Mominol told reporters after the meeting, “I just told him that I was unable to play a role in the team as captain and failed to motivate the team. So I think someone else has a responsibility. Better a poor horse than no horse at all. “

“I think if I can focus on my batting, it will be good for me and the team.”

Mominol scored just one half-century in six Test matches in 2022 and scored 162 runs.

His form left him after Bangladesh’s 88-run innings in the eight-wicket win over New Zealand at Mount Monganoi in January.

He scored just 11 runs in three innings in the recent series against Sri Lanka, which Bangladesh lost 0-1.

He said BCB president Nazmal had requested that he continue during the meeting, but he was reluctant.

Mominol’s mentor and coach Nazemul Abidin Fahim told AFP that the captaincy “affected his batting to some extent”.

“So, I think he should get rid of that burden to get back to form as a batsman.”

Mominul has scored 3,525 runs in 53 Tests with 11 centuries – the highest by any Bangladeshi batsman.

The BCB had appointed Mominol as Test captain for the tour of the West Indies, but there has been speculation locally that شکیب الحسن The Test captain will be re-appointed.

Mominol took over from Shakib in November 2019 after he was banned by the International Cricket Council for failing to report corrupt practices.

A board official said early in the morning that Mominul was ready to change captains for the series if he wanted to.

“Mominol was given the captaincy at a critical moment. We have to give him some respect. If he decides to leave, we will look for a replacement,” Jalal Younis, head of cricket operations, told AFP.


The team will leave for the West Indies on June 5.

Bangladesh will also play three T20s and three ODIs during the tour.

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