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BCB election today

Papon urges voters to choose right candidates

Published : 05 Oct 2021 07:45 PM | Updated : 06 Oct 2021 01:03 PM

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan Papon has urged everyone to vote for the right and worthy candidates in the BCB election, which is going to be held on Wednesday.

Papon's second term as BCB president expired in September, according to BCB the elections must be held within 45 working days of the term's completion. However, with the T20 World Cup set to take place from October to November, elections will be held just a week after Papon's term ends.

“I think there are a lot of new faces. They will also be able to contribute to the board. I will make a request to you, please forget which team, which group, keep everything aside and vote for the right person who is ideal for cricket. This is a request. It doesn't matter who loses or who wins because we are all one,” said Papon.

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Through this election, 23 board directors will be elected for the next four years. They will be elected by the votes of 174 councilors.

Also, the new president of the board will be chosen by the votes of the newly elected directors.

At the last board meeting, a five-member Election Commission was formed for conducting the BCB Board of Directors’ Election 2021.

The commission is headed by M Farhad Hussain, FCA, former president, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh.

The other four election commissioners are Omar Faruque, ndc, former joint secretary of the Bangladesh government, Barrister Muddasir Hossain, Legal Advisor BCB, Ekramul Hoque, Advocate Bangladesh Supreme Court, former Deputy Attorney General for Bangladesh and Nizamuddin Chowdhury, CEO BCB.

Earlier, Papon was appointed as the BCB president in October 2012. He became the president again without contest in 2013. Following, he also had no rival in the 2017 elections. However, this time the BCB boss is taking part in the election as a director.

The activities of the committee headed by him came to an end in September. At the end of the Annual General Meeting on August 26, the BCB president said this year's election will throw up a surprise.

He then said the same thing at the end of their last board meeting on September 1.

“A lot will happen that has never happened before. The chances of variation in the election are the highest and will come. However, I am not announcing it. You will know and see the change when the election commission starts work,” he said.

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