Bangladesh cricket May 7, 2007

Akram Khan appointed to selection panel

Cricinfo staff

Akram Khan, the former Bangladesh captain, has replaced Golam Nowsher Prince as a member of the national selection committee. Prince resigned from the post citing personal reasons.

"I played with both the committee members so it is not a big deal to work with them. I am really looking forward to taking the challenge because there is a lot of scope to work in this field," Akram told The Daily Star.

Akram will begin his selector duties on June 1 after completing his commitments with the DOHS Club. Prince's resignation has been accepted with effect from May 31. The second-term of the current selection panel expires at the end of July and it is unlikely that Faruque Ahmed and Athar Ali Khan, the former opener, will stay for another term.

"The fact is that the team is shaping up but still I am personally thinking about whether it would be good to quit the job at the top. But we have still more than two months in our hand," said Faruque. "It is not only a matter whether board will renew our contract rather it's also a subject of whether we will be interested to continue the job."