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Akram unwilling to work as cricket operations head

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  • 22 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Akram unwilling to work as cricket operations head

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board’s Cricket Operation Chairman Akram Khan said on Tuesday that he’s not willing to work in a similar role in the new tenure.

The BCB President Nazmul Hassan is yet to distribute its different committees to the board directors after being elected for the third time in October. Akram, who served the board as its cricket operation chairman for the most part in the last two terms, said that he wanted to give time to his family and as a result is not interested to grace the position of operation head.

“I have made a decision about myself (that I won’t be in-charge of BCB’s cricket operation) due to family reasons. I’ve served the board in a similar capacity for the last eight years,” Akram told the reporters at his residence in Mohakhali DOHS.

“I’ll reveal my decision to the board president and after consulting with him will inform my next course of action. He is my guardian and he helped me a lot in the last eight years and so I can’t speak anything right now without his concern.

“I phoned him twice today at 03:00pm but he didn’t receive my phone call. Hopefully, he will call me back anytime. “I’ve been here for a long time. So I need a mental and physical break,” he concluded.

Akram was replaced by another influential board director Naimur Rahman in January 2015 for a brief period in the role of cricket operation chairman but the BCB re-appointed him in 2016 in the same position.

Meanwhile, a BCB official informed that the former Bangladesh skipper might change his current stance in the coming days while the BCB will hold a board of directors meeting at its office in Mirpur today.