Bangladesh National Cricket Team ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza the newly elected member of the parliament (MP) for Narail-2 under the symbol of ‘Boat’ (Nouka) from Awami League returns to the capital on Tuesday.
The defending champions of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Rangpur Riders’ skipper Mashrafe will concentrate for his stint in the upcoming BPL Season 6 scheduled to be start on January 5 and end on February 8.
The ODI captain was reported to leave for Dhaka at 12:00pm on Tuesday.
Earlier at a post-election press meet at a community centre in Narail on Monday, Mashrafe stated that, BPL Season 6 will start from January 5 and upon arriving in Dhaka he will set his mind to concentrate on his participation in the tournament.
Previously on December 22, Mashafe arrived in Narail and was continuously engaged in various street rallies and campaign drives for the elections in various locations of the Narail-2 constituency. He held around one hundred and fifty speeches during his campaign drives while seeking votes from the people under the symbol of boat.
Earlier on Sunday, Awami League candidate for Narail-2 constituency Mashrafe Mortaza claimed victory in the 11th parliamentary elections and was elected as MP by winning with a huge margin of 2,66,000 votes.
Tigers skipper claimed 2,74,418 votes while the closest of his opponents Advocate Fariduzzaman Farhad of Jatiyo Oikya Front running with the symbol Sheaf of Paddy managed just 8,006 votes.
Earlier on the day, Mashrafe was pleased to see calm and peaceful voting environment has been maintained in the district.
"I have visited almost 30 centres in my constituency and found the atmosphere to be peaceful. There is no sign of violence," he said after casting vote.
Narail-2 had 317,844 voters.
Jasim Uddin, the district’s police chief also reported of being able to provide a conducive environment for polls.
"We are trying to ensure a good atmosphere for election. Apart from police, over 500 army men, four platoons of BGB, 878 members of RAB are working here," said Jasim.
Mashrafe is the only national cricketer to run for Parliament even before retiring from the game. The right-arm pacer is expected to lead the Tigers in the upcoming World Cup in England.