Shakib Al Hasan has lost interest in Test Cricket but will remain captain, says Board Chief Nazmul Hassan

Bangladesh Cricket Chief feels that Shakib Al Hasan has lost interest in playing the longest format of the game
Shakib Al Hasan has lost interest in Test Cricket but will remain captain, says Board Chief Nazmul HassanShakib Al Hasan has lost interest in Test Cricket but will remain captain, says Board Chief Nazmul Hassan
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Bangladesh Cricket Chief Nazmul Hassan has said that Shakib Al Hasan will continue to remain as the Test captain despite disliking the longest format of the game. Shakib Al Hasan was reluctant to stay as captain after his side's embarrassing 224 run loss against Afghanistan.

Nazmul admitted that Shakib Al Hasan has shown little interest in representing Bangladesh for the five-day format.

He said, "We have noticed he did not have much interest in Test cricket. You have seen that when we were touring foreign countries, he wanted to have a break during the Tests. Naturally he might have less interest in captaincy. If he is skipper, then he has to play. If he is skipper, then you can skip."

Hassan's comments came after Shakib-led Bangladesh side faced a heavy defeat against Afghanistan, who were playing only their third Test match.

After the loss, Shakib said that his performance would improve if he relinquished the captaincy. Shakib had a memorable ICC World Cup 2019, where he scored 606 runs and picked up 11 wickets. He held the batting line-up at number three and helped Bangladesh beat top ranked-sides in the tournament.

"It will be best if I didn't have to lead. I personally believe it will be good for my game. And if I have to continue leading, then obviously there is a lot to discuss about."

Nazmul Hassan has said that he would sit and have a chat with Shakib Al Hasan and decide the future course of action.

However, Shakib Al Hasan will continue to lead the Bangladesh side in the tri-nation T20 series involving Bangladesh and Zimbabwe starting in Dhaka on September 13.

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