Bangladesh Cricket: Nazmul Hasan Resigns as BCB President, will focus on Ministry role

Nazmul has been the president of BCB since 2012. He had won from Kishoreganj-6 seat in the elections held on January 7.

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Bangladesh Cricket: Nazmul Hasan Resigns as BCB President, will focus on Ministry role

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is set to have a new president after Nazmul Hasan Papon was entrusted with the responsibility. Image- News9live

Current Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan will resign from his post after being made the Sports Minister after victory in the general elections. Nazmul has been the president of BCB since 2012. He had won from Kishoreganj-6 seat in the elections held on January 7.

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is set to have a new president after Nazmul Hasan Papon was entrusted with the responsibility. Image- News9live
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is set to have a new president after Nazmul Hasan Papon was entrusted with the responsibility. Image- News9live

Four days later, Nazmul Hasan was given the post of Youth and Sports Minister. Now he is likely to step down from his current post. Nazmul told reporters, "There are no problems in the law about me holding both posts (BCB president and Minister of Youth and Sports),"

"There is no relationship between getting ministry and leaving from the post of BCB because earlier there were several ministers who also fulfilled the roles. It is also there abroad and so that is not the issue." "But it would be good if that is not the case (holding both the posts) because then there might be speculations of me prioritizing cricket. I want to prioritize everything (being the Minister of Sports)," Nazmul Hasan added.

BCB's elections are due only in October, 2025 and an existing member of the governing body may take charge on interim basis in case Nazmul quits.

However, there are still clouds over Nazmul Hasan running BCB as he won't face any problem in running both the bodies. The BCB can get a new president only after the elections, due in October 2025. Meanwhile, if Nazmul Hasan wants to step down from BCB, one of the existing governing body members will have to take up the role of interim president until a new chief is elected.

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That means, there is no possibility of former captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza becoming the president of Bangladesh Cricket Board anytime soon as many expected once the news of Nazmul Hasan's possible step down from BCB got circulated.

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