Samiur Rahman, The Former Bangladesh Seamer, Passes Away Aged 68

Updated - 19 Apr 2022, 07:05 PM

Samiur Rahman. Photo- BCB
Samiur Rahman. Photo- BCB

Former Bangladesh fast bowler Samiur Rahman died at the age of 68 in Dhaka. He was suffering from a brain tumor, which was diagnosed in January earlier this year. He was part of the Bangladesh team’s first two one-day international matches which were played in 1986.

Rahman also featured for Bangladesh in the ICC Trophy in 1982 and 1986. He enjoyed a more prolific career in the Dhaka Premier League, having played for Abahani, Mohammedan Sporting, Bangladesh Biman, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Azad Boys, and Brothers Union. He represented Barisal, too, in the National Cricket Championship. Notably, he also played basketball for Dhaka Spurs.

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After ending his cricketing career, Samiur served as an umpire and match referee. He is survived by his wife and two sons. His brother Yousuf Rahman, who is currently in the US, is also a former national cricketer.

Samiur Rahman Suffered From Brain Tumor

Rahman was part of the first two ODIs that Bangladesh played in the 1986 Asia Cup tournament which was played in Sri Lanka. Bangladesh made their ODI debut against Pakistan in Moratuwa and Rahman bowled 7 overs for 15 runs, but failed to pick any wicket. He also played in the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Kandy and didn’t pick a wicket in that match as well.

After retiring from the game, Samiur became a revered Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) umpire as well. He stood as an umpire in 28 first-class and List A matches while officiating as a match umpire in 111 games. He was also a match referee in 25 T20 matches.

Samiur Rahman. Photo- BCB
Samiur Rahman. Photo- BCB

For the past year and a half, Samiur was in ill health. He was diagnosed with diabetes long ago. He had been confined to bed for the last two years. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor that spread rapidly. after being diagnosed with a brain tumor and suffering from dementia. He was recently admitted to a city hospital after his condition deteriorated. He suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this year and also two brain strokes.

His son Riazur Rahman Rohan confirmed the news of the former cricketer passing away.