Former Bangladesh left-hand player Mosharraf Hossain has died, the country’s cricket board has announced.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced the death of Hossain, 40, on Twitter.
He is survived by his wife and one child.
“The BCB mourns the passing of former Bangladesh national team player, Musharraf Hossain Rubel,” the BCB said in the tweet. ”The left-arm spinner amassed over 550 wickets in all formats in a career spanning two decades. The BCB sends its deepest sympathy and condolences.” According to ESPNcricinfo, Hossain suffered from brain cancer, which was diagnosed in March 2019. He had recovered after undergoing treatment, but the tumor relapsed in November. 2020.
Hossain had been hospitalized for the past two weeks, but returned home after another bout of chemotherapy recently, according to the website.
Born in Dhaka in 1981, Hossain played five ODI matches for Bangladesh between 2008 and 2016, winning four wickets. Hossain was one of seven cricketers to score 3000 runs and take 300 wickets in top class cricket in Bangladesh. Among his career highlights, he won the player of the match award in the Bangladesh Premier League final in 2013.
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