[caption id="attachment_770258" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/mortaza-getty1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-770258" alt="Mashrafe Mortaza. @ Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/mortaza-getty1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Mashrafe Mortaza. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> ODI captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mashrafe-mortaza/">Mashrafe Mortaza</a> is all set to contest in the country s 11<sup>th</sup> parliamentary election after he received confirmation from the ruling Awami League. Mortaza, who last played in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bangladesh-vs-zimbabwe-2018">Zimbabwe home series</a> in October last month, will contest from his home district Narail-2 constituency with the polls scheduled on December 30. <p></p> <p></p>"I always had the impulse for politics," Mashrafe wrote in a post on his <em>Facebook</em> page on Monday. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ:</strong> <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/bangladesh-pm-sheikh-hasina-green-lights-mashrafe-mortazas-foray-in-politics-764446">Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina green-lights Mashrafe Mortaza's foray in politics </a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Mortaza, who has claimed 252 wickets in 199 ODIs, dropped a hint that the ICC World Cup 2019 might be his last big tournament. <p></p> <p></p>"I always believed that development in our country is not possible strongly without politics now I have the opportunity to do something for my country. I don't know what is awaiting me after the 2019 World Cup. I value my time and I am paying attention to it. I believe that everything has to be done at the right time." <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, according to Bengali daily <em>Kaler Kantho</em>, Mortaza said that he will only begin campaigning after the three-match ODI series against the visiting West Indies team, which ends on December 14. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ:</strong> <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/criclife/tillakaratne-dilshan-enters-politics-joins-mahinda-rajapaksas-party-765418">Tillakaratne Dilshan enters politics, joins Mahinda Rajapaksa's party</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, Mortaza showed signs of joining politics when he formed the Narail Express Foundation, a non-profit social welfare venture. The organisation awarded Narail with scholarships and gave them medical discounts in a Dhaka-based university. It also built drinking water jars around Narail town for rickshaw-pullers.