Nazmul Hassan is the first BCB president to serve a second term after the board’s directors chose him to be chief for the next four years. It was a straightforward choice as he was the only candidate among the 22 directors, though the scenes at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur suggested something else. There were at least 15,000 people who turned up to celebrate Hassan’s win even before he was officially sworn in by the election commission.
However, apparently, the man at the centre of all the attention was reluctant to remain chief and had to be convinced to stay in the role by the directors.
“I had decided to be a board director after four years of being the president,” Hassan said. “I thought that someone else could take over the responsibility, and we can all help him. The full-time manner of this position was becoming a challenge for me. But the directors want me to remain president. They said with tough times coming, they need me. Since there were no competition, I have been elected again.”
As well as being the BCB president, Hassan is a director of Beximco Group, a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Dhaka.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84
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