8 Feb 2009

Ashraful retained as Bangladesh captain - for now

7:24 am on 8 February 2009

Bangladesh will retain Mohammad Ashraful as national captain for a limited overs home series against Pakistan in March and the Twenty20 World Cup in England in June.

Ashraful has been under pressure after scoring only 12 runs in three one-day internationals at home against Zimbabwe last month.

A Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman says Ashraful's position would be reviewed before a tour of West Indies following the World Cup.

The spokesman says pace bowler Mashrafe Mortaza and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim were potential replacements.