The Bangladesh Cricket Board outgoing President Nazmul Hassan Papon said on Saturday that he is happy to see new faces in the upcoming board of director’s election, scheduled on October 6.
“I’ve seen there are some new faces coming to take part in the election and this is exactly what I wanted because I felt that there should be an election and new faces should come forward as candidates,” Nazmul told reporters in Mirpur after buying his nomination paper for the BCB election.
A total of 32 councillors bought nomination papers for 23 directorial spots till the last day of buying nomination papers while the National Sports Council (NSC) will nominate two others for the remaining spots.
Former BCB’s game development manager Nazmul Abedin Fahim was the biggest surprise on Saturday after he bought nomination paper from category 3 to run with highly influential Khaled Mahmud in the election.
“I feel someone like me should stay in policy level and will try to bring the changes that are really required,” Abedin told reporters after picking up his nomination paper.
Meanwhile, Mahmud said that he is happy to see Abedin as his rival and also expected tough competition.
“He (Nazmul) is a seasoned campaigner and he was my teacher in my cricketing days while we had also worked together in the BCB game development. So I’m happy having him as my rival,” said Mahmud.
Former national skipper Khaled Mashud is trying his luck from Rajshahi Division where he will face current BCB Director Saiful Alam Swapon Chowdhury.
A total of 17 candidates including current BCB boss Nazmul bought nomination papers from category 2 - Dhaka Metro Club Representatives - for 12 posts.
Aspirant candidates will submit the nomination paper by September 27 to the election commission while the last date of candidature withdrawal is September 30.
Director Candidates for BCB Election 2021
Category 1 – Regional and District Cricket Association Representatives (Total Posts 10)
Dhaka (Post 2)
Tanvir Ahmed (Titu), A. M. Naimur Rahman,
Syed Asfaqul Islam (Titu), Md Khalid Hossain (Candidates 4)
Sylhet (Post 1)
Shafiul Alam Chowdhury
Chattogram (Post 2)
Mohammad Akram Khan, AJM Nasir Uddin
Khulna (Post 2)
Sheikh Sohel, Kazi Inam Ahmed
Barishal (Post 1)
Rajshahi (Post 1)
Md. Khaled Mashud Pilot, Md. Saiful Alam Swapon
Chowdhury (Candidates 2)
Rangpur (Post 1)
Advocate Anwarul Islam
Category 2– Dhaka Metro Club Representatives
(Total Posts 12)
Nazmul Hassan, Gazi Golam Murtaza, Najib Ahmed,
Mahbubul Anam, Masuduzzaman, Obeid Rashid Nizam,
Saiful Islam Bhuiyan, Md. Salahuddin Chowdhury, Muhammad Ismail Haider Mallick, Md. Enayet Hossain, Fahim Sinha, Iftekhar Rahman, Manzur Kader, Mohammad Abdur Rahman, Shawkat Aziz Russell, Mohammad Rafiqul Islam and Md. Manzur Alam Manzu (Candidates 17)
Category 3 – Other Representative (Post 1)
Khaled Mahmud Sujon and
Nazmul Abedin (Candidates 2)