Captain of National Cricket Team, Shakib Al Hasan, will now be involved in the politics of the Awami League, the ruling party's Secretary General Obaidul Quader said on Friday.
Quader said, "Shakib Al Hasan has informed the Awami League that he intends to pursue a political career from now on.''
Quader added, Shakib could be nominated from any constituency in the country. On Thursday Shakib Al Hasan met with Quader at the Awami League party president's Dhanmondi office. And day after Quader made this announcement.
Today Quader also revealed that the list of AL-led candidates of 300 seats for the 12th parliamentary elections will be announced by Sunday next.
"Awami League will announce the final list of nominated candidates by Sunday," said Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, while talking to journalists on contemporary issues at AL President Sheikh Hasina's political office in Dhanmondi area of the capital.
He said that the nomination of aspirant candidates in four divisions has been finalised.
"I will be able to announce the final candidates for 300 seats by Saturday or Sunday. Many fresh faces have been nominated while some dropped out. We have not debarred winnable candidates," Quader added.