Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das

Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal suddenly decided to retire from international cricket during the series against Afghanistan. However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has urged him to change his decision. If he doesn't return, co-captain Liton Das will captain the next two matches against Rashid.

BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon said this while facing the media after the emergency meeting on Thursday (July 6).

The three-match ODI series did not start well for Bangladesh. The Red Green representatives lost by 17 runs in the rain on a day of batters' failure. Tamim got out after scoring 13 runs off 21 balls. The board president was critical of the one-day captain who came to the field despite not being fully fit.

Within 24 hours of this, the ODI captain called a press conference and announced his retirement from international cricket. BCB, however, has not received any resignation letter from Tamim. Papon hopes the Tiger opener will change his mind and come back.