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BCB to form new committees tomorrow

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  • 23 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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BCB to form new committees tomorrow

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan Papon on Wednesday insisted that they will form the new committees of the current tenure tomorrow.

The decision was taken following the plea of Akram Khan after he showed unwillingness to continue as their cricket operation chairman due to family commitment.

“First of all, we haven’t formed any committee and we have decided to form the new committees on December 24. Akram says because there’s a lot of work in the BCB operation…he won’t mind working in a different committee but whatever I’ll decide is final for him,” Nazmul told the reporters in Mirpur.

“It’s not like Akram has resigned or things like that but he informed me about his problem. But my problem is who will replace him because we need someone to replace him who is capable and wants to work on it. I’m not saying there will be a change. Neither I’m claiming there won’t be any change,” he said.

According to the BCB insiders, Akram decided to quit the post as there is a rift between him and Khaled Mahmud, current team director of Bangladesh national cricket team.

Mahmud had openly criticised Akram for his recent actions while there is a section in the board which believes that Akram had stopped the progression of Bangla Tigers, a project initiated by Mahmud and Kazi Inam Ahmed that would work with cricketers outside the national pool.

The introduction of Mahmud as the team director only complicated the matter as it somehow minimised the power of Akram as the BCB cricket operation chairman considering the former was making all the decisions.

“In most cases, I was with the team or Sujon (Khaled Mahmud) was with the team and if I wasn’t available then Sujon would be in the team. But when Sujon got involved with game development, he got busy and at that point, we decided to send another director,” said Nazmul.

“Sujon is the vice-president of BCB cricket operation we decided to give him that post. But I don’t think the team director post conflicts with the BCB cricket operation chairman post because Mahmud is representing me.

“Akram is successful as BCB cricket operation chairman. Actually, he never said he's exhausted before. The situation is now quite different due to the pandemic. I was with the team. But now I can’t spend time with them because of Covid-19. So he said the role is tough for him,” he added.