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BCB election likely to be held in first week of October

  • Published at 07:52 pm September 16th, 2021

Nazmul Hasan's second term as Bangladesh Cricket Board president will end this month

The BCB Board of Directors’ Election 2021 is likely to be held in the first week of October.

Nazmul Hasan's second term as Bangladesh Cricket Board president will end this month.

According to the constitution of the BCB, elections must be held within 45 working days of the expiration of the term.

However, the BCB wants to hand over the responsibility to the new committee before the T20 World Cup, which will start on October 17.

Therefore, the board wants to hold elections in the first week of October.

"It is expected that the elections will be held in the first week of next month. That is what is being tried. Since many people will go to the T20 World Cup to watch the games, it is expected that the election will be held before that,” Jalal Younus, board director and chairman of the media committee, said Thursday.

At the last board meeting, a five-member Election Commission was formed for conducting the BCB Board of Directors’ Election 2021.

The commission will be headed by M Farhad Hussain, FCA, former president, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh.

The other four election commissioners are Omar Faruque, ndc, former joint secretary of the Bangladesh government, Barrister Muddasir Hossain, Legal Advisor BCB, Ekramul Hoque, Advocate Bangladesh Supreme Court, former Deputy Attorney General for Bangladesh and Nizamuddin Chowdhury, CEO BCB.

It is learnt that the Election Commission will start the election activities from next week.

They will finalize the date of election after a discussion among themselves.

The voter list will be finalized step by step.

"The election commission will sit in a meeting very soon, then the date will be fixed,” Nizamuddin said in this regard.

“Election is expected to take place in the first week of next month. When the schedule will be announced, it will be decided at the meeting of the Election Commission. The board will finalize the list of councilors and then give it to the Election Commission,” he added.

Nazmul took over as BCB president in October 2012 after being nominated by the government.

He became the first elected president of BCB during the 2013 elections.

In the 2017 election, he became the president of the board again without any contest.

The activities of the committee headed by him are coming to an end in September.

At the end of the Annual General Meeting on August 26, the BCB president said this year's election will throw up a surprise.

He then said the same thing at the end of their last board meeting on September 1.

“A lot will happen that has never happened before. The chances of variation in the election are the highest and will come. However, I am not announcing it. You will know and see the change when the election commission starts work,” he said.

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