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Ashraful named as new captain
02 Jun 2007
By: James Nixon

Bangladesh have named Mohammad Ashraful as their new captain after previous captain Habibul Bashar stepped down after the India series. Mashrafe Mortaza has been named as vice-captain.

A Bangladesh spokesman told the BBC that "The board has named Mohammad Ashraful as captain of both one-day and Test teams as it wants the team to be led by one captain."

The spokesman went onto say "With his captaincy, Bangladesh cricket enters a new era. The board is confident Ashraful will lead by example and take the country's cricket to a new height. He is a talented batsman and has all the abilities to be a very good leader."

Bangladesh's next series is against Sri Lanka in late June where three Tests and three one-day internationals will be played.

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