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Youngest ever captain to lead B'desh in Champion's Trophy

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Dhaka
Sep 10, 2004 12:37 PM IST

A 14-member squad, led by its youngest ever captain Rajin Saleh, left for England on August 26, 2004 to take part in next month's ICC Champions Trophy.

A 14-member Bangladesh squad, led by its youngest ever captain Rajin Saleh, left for England on Thursday to take part in next month's ICC Champions Trophy.

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Former skipper Habibul Bashar, who is suffering from a broken finger and Bangladesh Cricket Board officials were at Dhaka's Zia International Aiport to see the team off.

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"I am proud to be chosen for such a big responsibility," Saleh told reporters before the team left for Britain. I have skippered other teams before and I have Khaled Mashud with me to help me with his wide experience," said a confident Saleh.

"I have toured England thrice before and will share my experience with Rajin," Mashud said.

Mashud, who has led the side before, is the vice-captain of the team, which also saw the return of middle-order batsman Foysal Hossain, who was initially dropped for his poor performance in the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka in July-August.

"The 20-year-old Saleh is the youngest skippper ever to lead the national team," a Board official said.

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