Former captain to retire

Khaled Mahmud calls it quits

Cricinfo staff

February 19, 2006

Text size: A | A



'I feel it's time to quit' © Getty Images
Enlarge
Khaled Mahmud, the former Bangladesh captain, has announced he is to quit international cricket. This isn't the first time he has made plans to retire: he declared the same decision last October before quickly denying the rumour as speculation. Now, however, his decision seems more certain.

"I will play the last match of my international career tomorrow," he said. "I feel it is time to quit."

Mahmud, 34, played 12 Tests and 76 one-dayers for his country and made his debut in 1998 against India. On Monday, he will play against Sri Lanka for the first of three one-dayers.

He made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in November 2001 and, in Tests, scored 266 runs and claimed 13 wickets. Although he hasn't played in a Test since November 2003, he has been a regular fixture in the shorter version of the game; he took career-best figures of 4 for 19 against Zimbabwe in March 2004.

After the three one-dayers, Sri Lanka face Bangladesh for two Tests, the first of which is at Chittagong on February 28.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Country Fixtures Country Results
Kalabagan KC v PSC at Savar (3)
Dec 22, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST)
Super League: Abahani Ltd v Mohammedan at Fatullah
Dec 24, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST)
Super League: Kalabagan CA v Prime DSC at Dhaka
Dec 24, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST)
Super League: Rupganj v Prime Bank at Savar (3)
Dec 24, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST)
Super League: Abahani Ltd v Rupganj at Fatullah
Dec 27, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST)
Super League: Kalabagan CA v Mohammedan at Savar (3)
Dec 27, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST)
Super League: Prime Bank v Prime DSC at Dhaka
Dec 27, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days