Yahoo7 News Australia – Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza says his political ambitions are limited to doing more for sports and charity

He may be Bangladesh’s biggest cricket star, but Mashrafe Mortaza insists he is not another Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricketing superhero-turned-prime minister.

Summary

  • Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza says his political ambitions are limited to doing more for sports and charityHe may be Bangladesh’s biggest cricket star, but Mashrafe Mortaza insists he is not another Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricketing superhero-turned-prime minister.
  • Contesting a seat in the national parliament for the ruling Awami League party in the December 30 elections, Mashrafe says he just wants to do more for sports and charity.
  • But unusually, Mashrafe is still playing, captains Bangladesh in the one-day format of the game, and intends to lead the team at next year’s World Cup.
  • Still, when Mashrafe announced his decision to enter politics, many fans were openly critical.
  • Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza says his political ambitions are limited to doing more for sports and charityMashrafe’s decision to enter politics was openly criticised by many Bangladesh fans


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