Rizia Begum, mother of Kazi Habibul Bashar Sumon, a selector of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and former skipper of the national cricket team, died at her residence in Kushtia town on Saturday afternoon at the age of 72.
Rizia Begum breathed her last in her hometown of Kushtia today (Saturday) afternoon after a prolonged illness.“She (Rizia Begum) breathed her last around 1:00pm due to prolonged illness,” a family source said. She left behind six sons, two daughters as well as a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn her death.
Rizia Begum will be laid to eternal rest at Kushtia Municipality Graveyard after Maghrib prayers on Saturday following a namaz-e-janaza, the source said.
BCB expressed their condolences on the death of Rizia Begum. In an official media release, BCB said, “The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) expresses profound sadness at the passing away of Rizia Begum, mother of former Bangladesh National Cricket Team Captain and current National Selector Kazi Habibul Bashar. The Board extends deepest condolences to the family of Rizia Begum and prays for the salvation of her soul.”
The Dhaka-based Cricketers’ Welfare Association, Madaripur (CWAM) and the Madaripur Cricket Clinic expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Rizia Begum.
Sumon is an adviser of the CWAM and a life time member of Madaripur Cricket Clinic.