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October 17, 2012
The Bangladesh government has named Nazmul Hassan, a member of parliament, as the new president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). The appointment came a week after Mustafa Kamal was confirmed as the vice-president of the ICC, effectively ending his three-year tenure as the BCB president.
Hassan is the son of Zillur Rahman, the president of Bangladesh. He is also the managing director of one of the country's largest pharmaceutical companies and has been connected to cricket through Abahani, a Dhaka-based sports club, as the chairman of its cricket committee.
The new president was selected according to the existing constitution, which states that the board president will be a government nominee. The board has submitted its amended constitution to the National Sports Council for approval and one of the major amendments is that the president will be elected and not picked by the government. The sports regulatory body in the country is yet to pass the amendment.
Hassan will have his hands full when he begins his tenure, with a number of major issues remaining unresolved. He will have to handle the umpires' corruption investigation and ensure the franchises who have already signed with the BCB to run first-class teams are given a separate tournament. He would also need to finalise a long-term broadcasting rights contract, as only a single-series deal has been put in place.
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