Ekramul, 53, elder brother of former Bangladesh cricket captain and current member of the national selection panel, Habibul Bashar, breathed his last at Bangladesh Medical College Hospital in Dhaka after battling stomach cancer for over a year.
The deceased will be buried in Kushtia's City Graveyard on Friday after Jumma prayers.
Former booter Ekramul was a renowned goalkeeper in his playing days and represented Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club, Bangladesh Police, East End Club, Farashganj Sporting Club, Arambagh Krira Sangha and Dhanmondi Club.
In May last year, national cricketers Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal and a few others stood beside Ekramul in fighting the killer disease. Funds were then raised for better treatment.