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Khaled Mashud joins BCB’s election race

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24th September, 2021 05:10:56 PM
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Former Bangladesh skipper Khaled Mashud joins Bangladesh Cricket Board’s election race as he brought nomination paper on Friday.

Earlier, BCB announced on that the election will be held on October6 after obtaining the list of councilors.
Election commission will announce the date for the president's election after the election results of the directors, scheduled on October 7.

BCB announced on Thursday that aspirant candidates can buy the nomination paper on September 24 and 25 for the election while the last date of withdrawing the nomination paper is slated on September 30.

The 45-year old, who was previously a BCB councilor in former players’ quota, received his councillorship from Rajshahi Divisional Sports Association this year.

"I always had a dream to work with Bangladesh cricket. I have been working in the field, in root level since retirement. I picked up nomination paper as I want to join election from Rajshahi,’’ Mashud told reporters after buying the nomination paper at the BCB headquarter on Friday.

‘’I am seeking co-operation from councilors and if they help me I will come to the board. I want to share my cricketing experience with the board." he said.

"The cricket infrastructure in Rajshahi region is very disappointing as there is no there is no cricket in every district.  Umpires, coaches have been deprived from the facilities. If the Rajshahi councilors consider me a worthy person, I will be able to share my cricketing experience with the board,’’ he said.  

‘’I want to show how a cricket culture should exist in a division,’’ he said. 

Mashud will face current BCB Director from Rajshahi Division Saiful Alam Swapon Chowdhury as his opponent after he also expressed his interest to run for the third time in a row. Saiful received councillorship from Pabna District this year. A total of nine votes are in Rajshahi Division.

 ‘’It will be the seventh BCB elections as earlier election been held in 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013, 2017 while before the 2013 polls BCB president was selected by Bangladesh government.