Shakib Al Hasan, who was recently banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC), represented the Footy Hags Team in a match against the Korean Expat Team in Dhaka.
Mahmudullah said that Shakib Al Hasan indeed "made a mistake" but at the same time believes that his longtime teammate "has not committed a crime".
Ahead of the first T20I in Delhi, Bangladesh head coach Russel Domingo said that Shakib Al Hasan's ban will affect the visitors' performance in the upcoming series against India.
VVS Laxman feels that India will be challenged by Bangladesh in the T20I series but the hosts will clinch it 2-1.
Mohammad Ashraful was banned for five years after a match-fixing scandal in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013.
About 700 people took to the streets in Shakib Al Hasan's hometown of Magura, demanding the ICC revoke the ban.
Showing solidarity with Shakib Al Hasan, several Bangladesh players posted heartfelt messages on their social media accounts.
Shakib Al Hasan was banned for two years by the International Cricket Council and many past cricketers have come out to share their opinion on the same.
Shakib Al Hasan was banned for two years, one year of it suspended, for failing to report approaches by a suspected bookie.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Nazmul Hassan has claimed that the board had no prior knowledge of the ICC's anti-corruption investigation on Shakib Al Hasan.
Michael Vaughan said that the two-year ban given to Shakib Al Hasan wasn't enough
Shakib Al Hasan was handed a two-year ban (one year suspended) by the ICC after he admitted various failures to report corrupt approaches made to him.
India vs Bangladesh: After Shakib Al Hasan's suspension, the BCB announced that the T20I side will be led by Mahmudullah while Mominul Haque will lead the Test squad against India.
Shakib Al Hasan was given a 2-year ban by the ICC, out of which one year has been suspended, for his failure to report corrupt approaches.
Shakib Al Hasan has been banned from all cricket for two years, out of which one has been suspended, the ICC announced on Tuesday.
Shakib Al Hasan is being kept away from practice ahead of the team's India tour on ICC's instructions, local media reported while claiming that the all-rounder is set to be banned for not reporting a corrupt approach.
Bangladesh cricket authorities said they would take legal action against star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for allegedly breaching his contract.
Bangladesh cricket team joined a training camp for next month's tour of India on Friday.