Nazmul Hassan is likely to become Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president for a consecutive third term.
Hassan, who has been serving as the BCB chief unopposed since 2013, triumphed with 53 votes in the Dhaka clubs’ category.
This is the first time I saw a proper election in the cricket board: Nazmul Hassan
As per a report in ESPNcricinfo, Hassan was among 16 contestants to win the board of directors’ election on Wednesday. Former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mashud was defeated by Saiful Alam Chowdhury for the Rajshahi division representative.
Hassan said that this election of the BCB was the most competitive in more than ten years.
“This is the first time I saw a proper election in the cricket board. There wasn’t an election in the previous two occasions. It was a peaceful elections this time. The biggest thing is that people could vote. This is a good message for future candidates who I hope will come forward next time,” Hassan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
I hope Saiful Alam Chowdhury can improve cricket in Rajshahi and Bangladesh: Khaled Mashud
Mashud, who played 44 Tests and 126 ODI matches for Bangladesh in his 11 years of international career, accepted the councillors’ mandate and said he will continue to work for the game.
“The councilors deemed (Chowdhury) as the better candidate. They probably believed in him more. I hope he can improve cricket in Rajshahi and Bangladesh. I wanted to work in a bigger role in Bangladesh cricket, but it didn’t happen this time. But I am always going to be with cricket,” Mashud said.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh national team is gearing up for the upcoming T20 World Cup as they are currently placed in Group B of the qualifiers stage along with hosts Oman, Scotland and Papua New Guinea.
The team will be lead by all-rounder Mahmudullah in the mega event and they will play against Scotland in their first match on October 17 in Oman.
Veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and left-arm speedster Mustafizur Rahman are currently playing in the second phase of IPL 2021.