Shakib Al-Hasanthe Bangladesh cricket celebrity is formally coming into politics, in search of a nomination from the ruling Bangladesh Awami League. In truth, he hopes to face as a candidate within the upcoming normal election on January 7. Shakib is a well-liked determine in Bangladesh and has monumental affect over the individuals of Bangladesh, which might drastically profit his political profession.
Awami League Joint Secretary Basic Bahauddin Nasim instructed AFP that Shakib Al Hasan had accepted the nomination types from the celebration workplace on Saturday. He expects to contest the upcoming normal elections in three constituencies. Nevertheless, main opposition events are ready to boycott the elections.
“He’s a star and has nice recognition among the many youth of the nation,” Nasim stated whereas welcoming the Bangladesh skipper. Shakib Al Hasan’s candidacy has but to be confirmed by a parliamentary council led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Shakib Al Hasan may even lead politics along with his cricket profession
In keeping with Secretary Basic Nasim, the Bangladesh skipper hopes to compete in his southwestern residence district of Magura or within the capital Dhaka. Shiekh Hasina has led Bengal’s inhabitants of 170 million for the previous fifteen years. She is accused of ruling the South Asian nation with an iron fist. If the opposition boycott continues, Hasina might see a fourth time period in energy.
Sheikh Hasina has overseen spectacular financial development within the nation. Nevertheless, Western international locations have sounded the alarm concerning the democratic backsliding there in Bangladesh. The opposition celebration has accused her of vote manipulation prior to now two election polls.
It’s nothing new for South Asian cricketers to show to politics given the recognition of the game. Nevertheless, it’s fairly new to see somebody becoming a member of politics throughout his cricket profession. Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza additionally joined politics in 2018 and was elected as an MP of the ruling celebration in the identical 12 months. Nevertheless, he led Bangladesh within the subsequent 2019 World Cup earlier than quitting the sport to concentrate on his political profession full-time.
Shakib Al Hasan is at present nursing a finger damage and won’t be out there for the upcoming Bangladesh task. Bangladesh are getting ready to host New Zealand in two Exams from November 28. Within the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto will lead the crew in opposition to Tim Southee’s New Zealand.