Shakib Al Hassan to contest Bangladesh Parliamentary election

Bangladesh Cricket Captain Shakib Al Hasan will contest the country’s 12th parliamentary elections from his home district, with the polls scheduled for January 7.

Bangladesh’s ruling party Awami League has picked the cricketer to contest 12th national parliament election from Magura-1 constituency.

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader made the announcement in a press briefing on Sunday.

Shakib follows Mashrafe Mortaza, the former Bangladesh captain who became an MP during the previous elections, from Narail. Mashrafe got the nomination again this year.

Apart from Shakib and Mashrafe, the BCB president Nazmul Hassan has been an MP since 2009, ESPN Cricinfo reported.