[caption id="attachment_880900" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-880900" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Mashrafe-Mortaza-AFP.jpg" alt="Bangladesh, BCB, Mashrafe Mortaza, Zimbabwe" width="628" height="314" /> The Board are left in limbo over an exact date for Mortaza's farewell as they had not received any communication from the captain regarding his future. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcb">Bangladesh Cricket Board</a> (BCB) on Friday had sought clarity from <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mashrafe-mortaza/news/">Mashrafe Mortaza</a> over his future as they look forward to build a team for the next ODI World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>According to a report in the <em>Daily Star</em> on Saturday, the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/news/">Bangladesh</a> captain, who had a forgettable <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC Cricket World Cup 2019</a> with his bowling coming under harsh criticism, has requested the Board to give him two months for him to arrive at a decision about his future. <p></p> <p></p>The report further adds that the BCB are planning to host a lone ODI against Zimbabwe either between the Test and tri-nation series or following the two series to give Mashrafe a grand farewell, but nothing concrete has been decided. <p></p> <p></p>"We talked to Mahrafe about the matter and he has asked us to give him two months to make a decision on the matter. The board has allowed him the time to decide," BCB president Nazmul Hasan informed. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/russell-domingo-appointed-bangladesh-head-coach-880821">Russell Domingo appointed Bangladesh head coach</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>BCB recently announced Bangladesh will host Afghanistan in a one-off Test, followed by a tri-nation T20I series involving <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/news/">Afghanistan</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/zimbabwe/news/">Zimbabwe</a> in September. The Board are left in limbo over an exact date for Mortaza's farewell as they had not received any communication from the captain regarding his future. <p></p> <p></p>Talks about Mortaza retiring surfaced when Bangladesh played their third ODI of the home series against the West Indies in Sylhet in 2018, but he did not confirm rumours. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/struggling-tamim-iqbal-requests-for-a-mental-break-878267">Struggling Tamim Iqbal requests for a 'mental break'</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh will play their next ODI in Ireland in June 2020 while they are expected to host Sri Lanka in December 2020. <p></p> <p></p>If the BCB have to organise an ODI against Zimbabwe for Mortaza's farewell, it will incur heavy expenditure to the tune of around Tk60 lakhs [BDT] to cover up the logistical and other expenses.