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Nazmul Abedin challenges Mahmud in upcoming BCB election

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25th September, 2021 06:30:28 PM
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Former Bangladesh Cricket Board’s game development manager and current BKSP cricket consultant Nazmul Abedin on Saturday brought the biggest surprises in the upcoming board election by deciding to contest in it.

Nazmul brought nomination paper from the home of cricket and looks all set to fight against another heavy weight Khaled Mahmud in the forthcoming election from category C.

"Honestly, I was a councilor twice before when I was in BKSP before coming to BCB. I had opportunities before to join BCB pools but I sacrificed the place for another. I think after working for so long in this ground I have a very good idea about what I should to do for Bangladesh cricket and keeping that in mind I tried my best to do something in mid-level,’’ Nazmul told reporters at BCB on Saturday.

 ‘’I understood that I and someone like me should stay in policy level. We will present the real picture of the policy level. Obviously I will try to bring the changes what are really required." Nazmul Abedin told reporters on Saturday at BCB corporate office in Mirpur.

"I don’t think that this is a competition. This is good to see that all of us who are taking part who are eligible.  I met Sujan( Mahmud) and I wished him as well.  I hope the election will be fare,’’ he said.

‘’Best wishes for him and we cannot forget his contribution in Bangladesh cricket as he has been working for long." Abedin said.

Meanwhile, Mahmud was happy to see Nazmul Abedin as his competitor in upcoming election and expecting tough competition.

"Obviously, there would be competition, as Fahim Bhai is a seasoned veteran in Bangladesh cricket, and he was my teacher in my cricketing days, as he has also worked in the developmental sectors under my leadership, so I’m happy having him as my competitor, ‘said Mahmud.

‘’I always love challenges, so I’m happy that the election is taking place,’’ he said. 

‘’After working in BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) for eight long years, I think it was much needed for me to have my capabilities evaluated through the election, as if I win, I’d think that I’m working in the right process, and if I don’t, then I think I’d understand why I couldn’t win,’’ he added.

The BCB earlier stated that aspirant candidates can buy the nomination paper on September 24 and 25 for the board of director’s election, scheduled on October 6.