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Grassroots organisers ready for a fight

Update : 28 Jul 2013, 04:24 PM

The District and Divisional Sports Forum, the platform of grass root level sports organisers, will hold a meeting to discuss their stance regarding their position in the upcoming election of Bangladesh Cricket Board today.

Traditionally, the Forum members have represented their respective district and divisional sports associations in the sports federation elections but the new amended constitution has curbed their power to select the councilors that will represent their organisations in the BCB election. As per the new constitution, the DC or the administrative head of the district will the councilors, not the district sports association.

The new regulation may see many of the forum leaders failing to be a part of the BCB elections as they may not be picked out by the DC’s. The forum leaders have expressed their anger over the new regulations and have already met Najmul Hasan Papon, the president of the BCB’s ad-hoc committee about the matter.

They expressed their apprehension that the nominations might become be a political matter with actual sports credentials overlooked.

Ashikur Rahman Miku, the general secretary of the forum, said the amended constitution would deprive the grassroots level cricket organisers of their credentials. “The court ruling went against us though it was in our favour a few days back. We will decide our what-to-do’s in the meeting. We have got 71 members and we will go ahead unitedly,” said Miku.

The forum, over the years has ruled the roster of the sports federation elections with their united and combined approach which in one sense was monopolistic.  The upcoming BCB election may see a new scenario.

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