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Rumana named women's captain, new guideline for players' TV commercials

  • Published at 09:42 pm November 7th, 2016
Rumana named women's captain, new guideline for players' TV commercials
Rumana Ahmed was named the new captain of the Bangladesh women's cricket team following a board meeting at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Monday. The women's team will tour Thailand later this month and Rumana will be leading the side until the World Cup qualifiers. Jahanara Alam previously captained the women's side until the Ireland tour. During the meeting, the Bangladesh Cricket Board also formed new guidelines for the endorsements of the national cricketers. Keeping in mind the recent controversial TV commercial featuring Sabbir Rahman which was later put off air, the board has undertaken new measures in order to prevent such advertisements in future. Meanwhile, there were no changes in captaincy of the Test and ODI sides as Mushfiqur Rahim and Mashrafe bin Mortaza were retained as skippers for the upcoming New Zealand tour. The board also decided to hold the next annual general meeting in February next year. “[Monday] was one of our most important board meetings. The next AGM of the board will take place in February next year. However, there is a relation between the election and the AGM. We have also finalised the media rights of the BPL from 2018 for the next three years onwards,” BCB president Nazmul Hasan told the media. “Impress Trimatra Consortium has the media rights while we also granted the revenue budget in the board meeting,” he said. Among other developments, the BCB also approved the decision to renovate two new grounds for the domestic leagues. The board also extended its help to photo journalist Torikul Islam and sports journalist Asif Iqbal, who will receive Tk two and three lakh respectively.