The 34-year-old fast bowler announced his retirement from international T20s in February last year but continued to lead Bangladesh in one-day internationals.
Bangladesh have failed to make any impact in his absence, most recently losing the T20 home series against Sri Lanka 2-0.
“We discussed… Mashrafe. But it entirely depends on him,” Nazmul told reporters after the meeting.
“Some people said if I tell him, then he would play, but I told him to play in this (Sri Lanka) series… I didn’t force him. He said he wanted to play Test cricket which is why the discussion didn’t progress,” he added.
“Apart from Mustafizur (Rahman), I think Mashrafe is the most dependable (bowler).”
Bangladesh will play their next T20s against India and hosts Sri Lanka in the Nidahas Trophy, scheduled for March 6-18 in Colombo. (Courtesy Times of India)