|| CF Correspondent ||
Gemcon Khulna on Tuesday named all-rounder Mahmudullah as their captain for the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 Cup, said the corporate house through a media release.
"We are delighted to be participating in Bangabandhu T20 Cup with Gemcon Khulna. We are really excited to have both Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan in our team this year. Mahmudullah Riyad, the Bangladesh national T20I captain will be leading the Gemcon Khulna team as captain. He has previously led the Khulna Titans for three seasons with many successes in Bangladesh Premier League T20. We look forward to play positive cricket with the goal to be champions in this prestigious tournament,’’ Kazi Inam Ahmed, Managing Director of Gemcon Sports speaking on the occasion said,
Right-arm all-rounder Mahmudullah is delighted to be back in Gemcon Sports and said,
"I was tested Covid-19 negative yesterday so I am excited to be back to the field soon. I would like to thank Gemcon Khulna owner Kazi Inam Ahmed and the management team for believing in me and give me the opportunity to lead Gemcon Khulna in Bangabandhu T20 Cup. My association with Gemcon has been for a long time now having played with Khulna Titans in Bangladesh Premier League T20 for three years. So it is always good to be back with them as I feel it is my home team."
"Speaking of the team, I think we have a fantastic balance in the squad. Bowling wise we have a beautiful attack with Shafiul Islam, Al Amin Hossain and young Hasan Mahmud who are very much capable and we have seen that over the years. Shakib Al Hasan and Rishad Hossain are also there to add variety to the attack. I think we as team Gemcon Khulna have a wonderful chance to in the journey ahead," said Mahmudullah.
"In batting department we had experienced campaigners in shape of Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shakib, Jahurul Islam and myself. We have been playing for a while now so that the experience will give that depth to the lineup. Ariful Haque and Shuvagata Hom have played a lot of cricket as well. Overall I am happy with the team we have and hope we will be able to generate a good result. I eagerly waiting to join team Gemcon Khulna and play some good cricket. I would like to thank Bangladesh Cricket Board for organising such an important tournament for us considering the Covid-19 situation. This tournament will surely benefit our cricketers," Mahmudullah added.
Gemcon Khulna will start the tournament campaign taking on Fortune Barishal in the evening game on the opening day of the tournament.
Squad: Mahmudullah [captain], Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Hasan Mahmud, Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Shamim Patwary, Ariful Haque, Shafiul Islam, Shuvagata Hom, Shahidul Islam, Rishad Hossain, Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Islam Apu, Salman Hossain, Jahurul Islam