Bangladesh one-day skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Tuesday claimed still his main focus was on cricket instead of politics.
“I’m completely focused on my game and my practice. I’ll concentrate on politics after 14 December,” Mashrafe said.
Mashrafe has secured a nomination paper to contest in the upcoming 11th national elections from ruling Awami League.
Meanwhile, the National Cricket Team is set to play a three-match one-day series against the visiting West Indies. The series begins on December 9 at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
The Tiger captain also said his mind set-up is to the World Cup. “I can review my decision after the World Cup whether I continue to play or not. If I can’t maintain my fitness to play at the highest level of the game, I’ll quit. Anything can happen at any time,” he added.
As regards to the competition in the upcoming series against the Windies, Masrhafe further said, “West Indies is a better team in limited-overs cricket. I’m expecting a great series. The team is in a better state of mind after winning the Test series. It’ll be fabulous if we can translate Test performance into one-day as well.”
He will lead a BCB XI on Thursday against the visitors in the one-off practice match to be held at BKSP ground in Savar.
Mashrafe played an international match for the last time in the one-day series against Zimbabwe. Since then, he was busy with political activities. The Bangladesh captain started his individual training for the one-day series last week.