Amid exchange of hot words, an extra-ordinary meeting of the executive committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Saturday widened a 7-member committee responsible to form all standing committees into 9-member with inclusion of two more members, reports BDNEWS.
BCB vice-president Shah Nurul Kabir Shaheen and Golam Rasul Mollah have been included in the previously announced committee, which was scheduled to sit together Saturday night.
Executive committee members Mohiuddin Bulbul from Feni and Mahmud Jamal from Rajshahi raised their voices expressing their resentment over their involvement in the committees during a break of the meeting. At that time, BCB general secretary left the venue through backdoor.
BCB vice-president Shah Nurual Kabir Shahin, who presided over the meeting at a city hotel in absence of president Ali Ashgar Lobi, told reporters that Mahbub Anam went out for personal engagement and would return to the meeting after one-hour, but Mahbub Anam did not turn up.
"How the standing committees would be formed as there are three groups among the members responsible to form the committees," said an executive committee member on the condition of anonymity.
The BCB executive committee meeting on January 28 formed the seven-member committee comprising vice-president Aziz Al Kaisar Titu, general secretary Mahbub Anam, joint secretaries Reazuddin Al Mamun and Rafiqul Islam Babu, members Jamil Uddin Khandoker, Shaheen Aftabur Reza and Asaduzzaman Khushru to form all fresh standing committees and was asked to submit all standing committees within 48 hours.
But the formation of the committees was a far cry as the committee members, who were to disclose the names of the chairmen and secretaries in Saturday's meeting, could not sit together during the last one-week, it was learnt.
Vice-president Gazi Golam Dastagir walked out for few minutes in protest against for not to arrange any test match in Dhaka during the upcoming Sri Lanka tour.
Dastagir also moved a censure motion in the meeting against National Sports Council (NSC), which was reluctant to prepare the venues in Dhaka. As the meeting rejected the motion, the BCB vice-president made a symbolic walkout of the meeting in protest against the rejection.
The meeting approved the appointment of renowned English newscaster and sports commentator Mahmudur Rahman as BCB chief executive officer and Sirajuddin Mohammad Alamgir as Chittagong and MR Siddique Lemon as Bogra venues in-charges for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh in February-March.
State Minister for Youth and Sports M Fazlur Rahman, BCB president Ali Ashgar Lobi, BCB vice-president Shah Nurul Kabir Shahin and general secretary Mahbub Anam have been given the responsibility to organise the tour.