Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named Tamim Iqbal as their new One-Day International (ODI) captain on Monday.
“The board has unanimously selected Tamim Iqbal as our new ODI captain,” BCB President Nazmul Hassan revealed at a press conference.
“We thought of appointing a captain for a short duration and then giving the job to someone else next year. But we finally decided against a short-term appointment. We hope Tamim would serve for a long term,” he added.
Tamim has earlier commanded the team in ODIs last year in July against Sri Lanka but the team failed miserably under his captaincy losing all the three games.
The new journey of Tamim will continue as a skipper in the month of April where the team will play one-off ODI against Pakistan.
It is to be noted that Tamim Iqbal has taken over as a replacement from Mashrafe Mortaza who has just recently stepped down of his post and the third ODI against Zimbabwe was his last as the skipper.