Hindustan Times – Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza has registered a landslide victory in the 11th general elections, becoming the first active cricketer in the country to be elected as a lawmaker.

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  • Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza has registered a landslide victory in the 11th general elections, becoming the first active cricketer in the country to be elected as a lawmaker.
  • Mortaza’s vote share amounts to over 96 per cent, the Dhaka Tribune reported.
  • He is the first active player to achieve the honour, the report said.Mortaza filed his nomination last month.
  • He became the first-ever sitting cricketer to try his luck in national politics.Polling in Bangladesh was held on Sunday.
  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Awami League-led alliance Monday swept to a landslide victory in the general elections, winning 288 seats in the 300-member Parliament.


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