Unopposed Akram becomes BCB director
Akram Khan, the former Bangladesh captain, and six others have been elected unopposed a week before the BCB elections will take place on October 10. Their early victory was for not having any rival candidates in their respective categories on the final day of nomination papers submission on Thursday.
Akram has been elected from his position as councillor of Chittagong divisional sports association. The six others are AZM Nasiruddin of (Chittagong district), Sheikh Sohel (Khulna division), Kazi Inam Ahmed (Jessore district), MA Awal Chowdhury (Barisal district), Shafiul Alam Chowdhury (Sylhet division) and Anwarul Islam (Rangpur division).
The directors are seven out of the ten to be elected from the divisional and district sports associations for category 1. Among them, Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna will have two directors each while Barisal, Rajshahi, Khulna and Sylhet will have one director each.
Twelve directors will be elected for category 2, which is from the 58 Dhaka clubs' councillors. One director will be elected from 45 councillors of category 3 which consists of the educational boards, armed forces and others. Three directors will be nominated by the government through the National Sports Council.
A total of 38 candidates had submitted their nomination papers in three categories. The last date of withdrawing nominations is on October 7.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here