Bangladesh veteran left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak will soon join the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) National Selection Panel. The cricket board approved the inclusion of the senior player during their ninth meeting of the Board of Directors.
“The Board approved the inclusion of former Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak in the National Selection Panel,” BCB said in their official statement.
Razzak will be the third member on the panel following the leads of former captains Minhajul Abedin, the panel chief, and Habibul Bashar.
Minhajul Abedin has been working as a member of the selection panel since 2011. He went on to become the chief of the panel in 2016, the same year Bashar joined the panel.
“My playing experience will certainly be valuable in this regard. I used to play cricket, and now I have to help build the national team. I have been captaining in domestic cricket for a long time and I have often helped form teams. It has usually gone well. But the stakes are higher here, and the expectations are more. But still, I believe I can manage it,” Razzak was quoted as saying on his latest achievement.
The 38-year old has not retired from competitive cricket yet. However, he said he might take a call on it as soon as the board confirms his appointment.
“I am pretty sure I have to (retire). I haven’t mentioned it yet since I am awaiting the appointment letter but certainly when I join this new job, I have to quit (playing),” he added.
Abdur Razzak has had an illustrious 14-year old long career playing for the Bangladesh national side. The veteran player, who stormed into the forum of international cricket in 2004, has played 13 Tests, 153 ODIs, and 34 T20Is so far. He is known for being the first Bangladeshi bowler to scalp 200 ODI wickets. He also holds the distinction of taking 600 wickets in FC cricket by a Bangladesh player.