Bangladesh news July 4, 2013

Akram could become BCB director under NSC quota

Akram Khan will leave his position as chairman of Bangladesh's selection committee on the day the BCB election dates are announced. He confirmed this on Thursday after being asked to continue in the role till September, along with the other selectors Habibul Bashar and Minhazul Abedin.

In the meantime, the BCB will formally ask the National Sports Council, Bangladesh's sports regulatory body, to announce the board election dates. According to BCB president Nazmul Hassan, that could very well be this month.

Akram has apparently been assured by the NSC that he will be elected unopposed as one of their designated directors on the board. In the 2008 elections, the number of NSC directors on the board was one, but it has not been made certain which constitution will be followed in the forthcoming election.

"I will leave this position the day the election dates are announced," Akram said. "If it happens to be before my term ends in September, I will let the board know. I am not interested in contesting elections in the present situation. I have been given an assurance. I may become a director through NSC's quota.

"I have already told the board regarding my desire to become a director, and I have done that before my tenured ended on June 30. I plan to make cricket better in the country, at all levels. I have a lot of plans about school cricket and age-group cricket. I have been a selector for six years, and I have worked with honesty and hard work."

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • on July 14, 2013, 16:04 GMT

    Congrats AK in advance

  • on July 14, 2013, 16:04 GMT

    Congrats AK in advance

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  • on July 14, 2013, 16:04 GMT

    Congrats AK in advance