Mashrafe Mortaza: BCB Forced Me To Retire, It Was 'Hurting'

BCB Forced Me To Retire, It Was ‘Hurting’: Mashrafe Mortaza

Mashrafe Mortaza

Mashrafe Mortaza has served Bangladesh since early 2000s and has been one of the flag-bearer for the country. Mortaza is the most successful captain for Bangladesh with his retirement catching the light during the 2019 World Cup. His impeding retirement has been a talking point for quite sometime now but Mortaza personally is unhappy with the way his board tried to force it.

Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza (Credits: Twitter)

Mashrafe Mortaza: BCB were ready to spent BDT Two Crores for my farewell match

Mashrafe Mortaza admitted it looked like his board was in some sort of hurry for his retirement. The board went to an extent to spent a huge sum for his farewell match, which for Mortaza, was not ethical keeping in mind the development of the first-class players.

“That is the point. Honestly speaking it seemed that there was a rush to bid me farewell and it was certainly hurting. Firstly, they had to arrange a match to bid me farewell and it was not a normal match – a normal bilateral series is something and arranging a special match in a hurry is something else,” Mashrafe Mortaza told Cricbuzz.

Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza. Credits: AFP

“Secondly, they were prepared to spend BDT Two Crores for that match. From an ethical point of view it is not right considering our first-class cricket players are not getting paid enough,” he added.

Mortaza has played 78 wickets in Tests, 270 ODI wickets and 42 scalps in the shortest format of the game.