Ruling Awami League (AL) nominated footballer-turned-businessman Abdus Salam Murshedy as it's candidate for Khulna 4 by-polls.
The decision came at a meeting of the party’s parliamentary nomination board on Monday.
Prime Minister and also AL president Sheikh Hasina chaired cthe meeting held at her official residence Ganabhaban.
The parliamentary seat fell vacant after death of Mostafa Rashidi Suja who died at Singapore Mount Elizabeth Hospital on July 26.
Murshedy is former president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturer and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and a national footballer. He is a successful businessman and currently managing director of Envoy Group.