Mominul Haque quits as Bangladesh Test captain


Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque said he was stepping down from his position on Tuesday to focus on his batting, after a poor run of form so far this year.

The 30-year-old announced his decision during a meeting with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chiefs at the home of board president Nazmul Hassan. His batting has come under heavy criticism after the country’s Test series loss to Sri Lanka earlier this month.

There have been calls for his resignation ahead of next month’s tour of the West Indies. “I just told them I am unable to contribute to the side as a captain and failed to motivate the team.

So I feel it is better if someone else is given the responsibility,” he told reporters after the meeting. “I feel that if I can concentrate on my batting it will be good for me as well as for the team.”

Mominul has scored just one half-century and accumulated 162 runs in six Test matches in 2022. His form deserted him after an innings of 88 in Bangladesh’s shock eight-wicket win over New Zealand at Mount Maunganui in January.—APP


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