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Former captain Mashud only bags two votes in BCB election

Khaled Mashud participated in the BCB election for the first time and faced the bitter experience

Update : 06 Oct 2021, 07:04 PM

Former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mashud bagged only two votes, including his own, in the Bangladesh Cricket Board election held Wednesday.

Former wicketkeeper-batsman Mashud participated in the BCB election for the first time and faced the bitter experience.

Mashud contested for councillor from Rajshahi Division against member of the previous board, Saiful Alam Chowdhury Swapan.

Rajshahi Division had nine voters in total, of which Swapan bagged seven, while two went to Mashud.

Swapan had emerged as a BCB director in the previous election uncontested and was chairman of the BCB Tournament Committee and Umpires Committee.

“The councillors found him [Swapan] deserving and that’s why cast votes for him. I will hope Rajshahi and Bangladesh cricket will benefit from his service. I had contested in this election with some dreams. The councillors have trusted him more than me. I will be with cricket in any capacity,” said Mashud to the media Wednesday.

Swapan is a popular sports organizer in Pabna and has been serving as the joint secretary of Pabna District Sports Association for many years now.

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