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RCA gets NSC approval

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RCA gets NSC approval

A Bangladesh Cricket Board official said on Monday that they received approval of their amended constitution from the National Sports Council that paved ways for them to launch the much-awaited Regional Cricket Association.

The BCB earlier amended its constitution in order to launch the RCA during their last annual general meeting but it required final approval from the NSC.

“If we want to bring any amendment in our constitution, we need to have an Annual General Meeting to place it (to get approval for the amended constitution by the stakeholders of the board) and later we have to obtain approval of the amended constitution from the board,” BCB Chief Executive Officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters in Mirpur.

“We sent our amended constitution to the NSC and they have approved it and now it will be considered as BCB’s constitution 2022. Apart from that, during yesterday’s board meeting we have approved the policy that we want to implement regarding the RCA,

"We will form a committee very soon and that committee will see the policy that we want to adopt for the RCA. If requires, they will be recommended about adding or subtracting anything from that and later we will form committees of different regions for the RCA.

“Board will look after the structural policy of the RCA from time to time and will bring changes if there is a need for it. Now with the draft policy, we don’t have any obstacles to start the RCA and we had planned for it (draft policy of the RCA) for a long time. We brought that policy for approval during our last AGM and now we will form a committee as soon as possible,” he added.

The country's divisional headquarters Dhaka, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Chattogram, Khulna, Rangpur, and Barishal will have the RCAs while the one in Mymensingh, a newly formed division, will be run by Dhaka.

The RCA is supposed to be a major step in decentralization of cricket at an administrative level and grassroots, which will have a significant impact on the overall growth of the sport.

Eddie Barlow first introduced the concept when he was Bangladesh's coach in 1999-2000 in order to take cricket forward in the country.

He helped formulate and execute plans with which the country achieved official Test status. He also pushed for the formation of the RCA then.