Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket authorities on Tuesday sacked wicketkeeperbatsman Mushfiqur Rahim as one- day international captain and replaced him with injuryprone paceman Mashrafe Mortaza.

Mushfiqur, however, will continue to lead the Test side, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan announced after a BCB directors’ meeting.

” Mushfiq ( Rahim) is our best batsman at the moment.

At the same time he also needs to lead the team and do the wicketkeeping job.

This is a tremendous pressure for him,” Nazmul said. ” So we relieved him of some of his duties. Mashrafe will now lead the one- day international ( ODI) side and Mushfiq will continue as the Test captain.” Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan were appointed vicecaptain for the Test and ODI sides respectively. The decision follows the team’s return from a disastrous tour of the West Indies where Bangladesh lost all the completed contests against their hosts in both Test matches and ODIs.

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