The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh is all set 
to appoint Bangladesh National Cricket Team’s limited-overs skipper 
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza as a UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for 
Youths in Bangladesh.

There have been players in the past such as Shakib Al Hasan, who have worked with partner organisations of the UN. However, Mashrafe is on track to be the first Bangladeshi player to work with the United Nations directly.

The player was extremely excited to have received the opportunity.

Mashrafe has led the national team’s ODI outfit to several historic wins in 2015 and has helped the Tigers achieve a series of unique achievements.

Over the years, many Olympians, World Champions, elite athletes and sports personalities have lent their names and time to support the UN family. Their appeal especially helps in motivating people to act in the interest of improving their own lives and those of their fellow citizens.