Litton Das remains tight-lipped on his ODI captaincy role. Bangladesh cricket is facing a leadership crisis, with Litton Das considering ODI captaincy as the new captain is set to reveal soon.
In the wake of persistent debate about Bangladesh’s leadership. Vice-captain Litton Das has stated his willingness to take on the full-time role of ODI captain. This comes as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) attempts to handle the situation in the aftermath of Tamim Iqbal’s decision to resign.
According to reports, senior all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan may not select to head the side in the next Asia Cup. Shakib, on the other hand, said to be interested in seeing how Litton Das. Tamim’s deputy, handles the pressures of a multi-team competition. According to another portion of the BCB, Shakib is willing to accept the captaincy role in all formats.
The BCB declared their plan to introduce the new ODI captain by or before August 12 in a press release published following an emergency meeting on August 8. This corresponds with the Asian Cricket Council’s deadline for squad releases ahead of the Asia Cup. Which co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka from August 30 to September 17.
Bangladesh’s head coach, Chandika Hathurusingha, who returned to Dhaka on August 9. Met with members of the selection panel on August 10 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Following that, the selectors met with BCB president Nazmul Hasan to get clearance for the propose team lineup.
“Our president (BCB) is speaking with Shakib to ascertain his thoughts. If he agrees to lead the ODI squad, that’s one thing; otherwise, we’ll have to consider other options,” an official acquainted with the proceedings told Cricbuzz.
During the emergency meeting, Litton Das and Mehidy Hasan were mention as possible successors to Tamim
Das, who recently captained Bangladesh in one-day internationals against India and Afghanistan, stayed diplomatic during a Dhaka function.
“This is a matter for the Cricket Board.” You’ll find out about it (the captaincy) in one or two days. When asked about his ODI captaincy ambitions, he responded, “Rather than me talking about it, if you get it from the board, it will be better. It wouldn’t be appropriate for me to speculate as I am an employee of the board. I also get paid by them.”
“Just wait a little longer because you’ll have a clear picture in one or two days.” Because I’ve been playing for a long time, if the team expects something nice from me, I want to do the same for the country. “I will try to give my all (if selected as captain), as I always do,” he added.