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Nazmul set to win lone battle

Update : 10 Oct 2013, 06:44 PM

Bangladesh Cricket Board would see its first elected president today when Nazmul Hasan goes through the voting process of the elected directors at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at 4:00pm.

It would be the first time that the elected directors would elect the president of the board as all the other past presidents were nominated by the government. In the amended constitution of 2012 the clause of electing the president was inserted and it becomes valid for the first time today.

However, the process of electing the president remains unknown as the constitution just says to elect the president and it would be the directors who would be doing that. It was learnt that the president post aspirant would present himself to the directors and if he is the lone one then no voting process would be required, while if there is more than one candidate then the 26 elected directors would vote and elect the president. The chance of Nazmul facing an opponent for the BCB president’s post is almost nil.

With all the attention grabbed by the president election, the directors of BCB had no clue about the election of two vice-presidents. The constitution categorically says that the two vice-presidents would be elected by the elected directors. However, it was not clear whether the two vice-presidents would also be elected today or not.

Confusion surrounded the cricket arena yesterday regarding the matter whether Nazmul will remain as a director or not. Nazmul was nominated as one of three National Sports Council nominated directors and if he is elected as the president, whether the quota of three NSC nominated directors becomes vacant is not clear. The constitution doesn’t have any guideline over it.

However, the chief election commissioner of BCB election Abdur Rahman said they would have to nominate another director from the councilors of the respective category of which the president was elected.

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