Bangla axe Bashar, Nafees for Lanka one-dayers

Published: Friday, July 13, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Dhaka:Bangladesh have dropped former captain Habibul Bashar and opener Shahriar Nafees for the one-day series against Sri Lanka later this month, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Thursday.

The two, accompanied by wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud, batsman Rajin Saleh and paceman Mohammad Sharif, will return home from Sri Lanka when the Test series ends, the BCB said in a statement.

Middle-order batsman Aftab Ahmed, opener Tamim Iqbal, all-rounder Farhad Reza and uncapped Mahmudullah Riad will fill the vacant slots in the squad for the one-day series.

The three-match series begins in Colombo on July 20.


Mohammad Ashraful (capt), Mashrafe Mortaza (vice-capt), Aftab Ahmed, Tamim Iqbal, Javed Omar, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Tushar Imran, Saqibul Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel, Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Farhad Reza, Mahmudullah Riad and Mushfiqur Rahim (wk).


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