Bangladesh Cricket Board meet to discuss ICC Presidency nomination

The 26 Board Directors of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will meet in Dhaka on Sunday to discuss possible candidates for the ICC Presidency.

Mustafa Kamal recently resigned as ICC President citing his decision was “in protest [against] those who worked unconstitutionally, and for the greater good of cricket”.
According to highly placed sources in Bangladesh, the ICC has already hinted Nazmul Hassan will take over the role. Apparently, the call came from the ICC chairman N. Srinivasan, whom the BCB President seems to have a good rapport with.
The BCB was in transit when Kamal was holding a press-conference to announce his resignation.
“First of all we are meeting on Sunday to study the ICC constitution and discuss the issue,” BCB chief Nazmul Hassan said.
The ICC president chosen for the next three months may be labelled as an ‘acting President’.
“We have also to discuss the BCB constitution,” Hassan continued. “Whether I hold that Presidential post for three months, do I need to vacate the BCB President’s post, and if so, whether I can return to hold the BCB post after my tenure with ICC is over - because for me, the BCB post is more important.
“I was the first elected President of the BCB and want to give full justice to my country.”
In October 2012, Nazmul Hassan was unanimously elected BCB President and thus became the first elected President of the BCB.
The nomination will be required to be approved by the Hon. Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina Wajed of Bangladesh whoever from Bangladesh goes to the ICC as president.

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
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