Aminul Haque Moni, the former general secretary of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, died on Sunday night at a Dhaka hospital. He was 66.

Aminul had been ill for more than two years and had suffered a heart attack on April 8. He was on life support in the ICU since then. He was also suffering from lung cancer and had contracted pneumonia following the cardiac arrest.

Aminul was in the BCB's 2009-12 board of directors as well as the chairman of cricket development committee. He was the board's general secretary from 1991 to 1996 and is known to be one of the chief planners of Bangladesh's 1997 ICC Trophy campaign which they eventually won and by virtue qualified for their first World Cup appearance in 1999.

It is said that he was one of the first to have proposed the idea of playing all domestic cricket on synthetic turf as the 1997 tournament in Malaysia was also going to be played in that surface.

He had begun his professional career as a Dhaka University lecturer after he had completed his Masters degree in Applied Physics. Aminul was a lifelong bachelor.