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Bashar, Abedin named Bangladesh selectors till World Cup

Mohammad Isam

September 26, 2013

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Habibul Bashar pulls off a sharp catch in training, Chittagong, February 28, 2008
Former Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar will remain a selector until the 2015 World Cup © AFP

Bangladesh's selectors Habibul Bashar and Minhajul Abedin have been given an extension till June 2015. Their contracts were originally up to June this year, then stretched to September, and now they have been asked to stay on in their role after the 2015 World Cup.

There will be no chief selector, though, for now. Bashar and Abedin, both former captains, will report directly to the chairman of the BCB's cricket operations committee until the board replaces Akram Khan as the chief selector. Akram however could have a voluntary role, because Minhajul will be performing the Hajj this year, and will only return before the second Test against New Zealand which starts on October 21.

The BCB has re-appointed Sabbir Khan as the board's cricket operations manager. He was in the job from August 2010 to January this year, before joining BPL side Barisal Burners in a managerial capacity. There were calls within BCB to re-appoint him sooner, as he held a key position and was considered apt for the role.

Meanwhile, BCB's acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that a district sports association and an education institution didn't submit their councillorship nomination. So, Meherpur district and Barisal's higher-secondary education board will not have the right to vote in the BCB election. The total number of voters will be the 172 councillors out of 174 entities.

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

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