Siam Sarower Jamil,
Dhaka, Nov 12
Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza today collected a nomination paper from Awami League to contest the upcoming 11th parliamentary election of the courntry.
Mashrafe went to the AL’s election conducting office in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi around 1:30pm.
Later, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader told reporters that although Mashrafe participated in politics, it will not come any effect on his cricket career.
Earlier in the day, Mashrafe took blessings from Prime Minister and President of Awami League Sheikh Hasina before collecting the nomination form.
Mashrafe went to the Gono Bhaban around 11:30am, an official of PM’s press wing told Imphal Times.
After emerging from the PM’s residence, Mashrafe went to Awami League office in Dhanmondi.
Yesterday, it was published in different media that Bangladesh National Team cricketers Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan will collected nomination papers today (Sunday) to contest the upcoming general election with Awami League ticket from Narail and Magura.
Md Abu Naser, senior information officer of the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges, yesterday said Mashrafe will contest the 11th parliamentary elections to be held on December 23 with Awami League ticket.
Although the party spokesman had informed Shakib Al Hasan’s bid for elections, the all-rounder backtracked on his decision.
He informed late last night that he would not be buying nomination paper for the upcoming election.