Bangladesh remove Shakib, Iqbal from captaincies

Updated: Sep 05, 2011, 19:10 PM IST

Dhaka (Bangladesh): The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday relieved skipper Shakib Al Hasan and vice captain Tamim Iqbal of their leadership roles for their poor performance in last month`s tour of Zimbabwe.

The board`s media committee chairman Jalal Yunus told reporters that they took the decision after receiving a performance review report.

Yunus said the board had "no option" but to take a tough decision.

In August, Zimbabwe won the five-match one-day international series against Bangladesh 3-2 after it conceded a humiliating 130-run defeat in the only Test in Harare.

Zimbabwe returned to the longer version of the game after five years, making a strong comeback through the game against Bangladesh.

Shakib or Iqbal could not be reached immediately for comment, and it was not clear who would replace them.