Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan has hinted that he may stay away from the next election of its governing body as “cricket is taking too much time from my life.”
During a media interaction after the latest Annual General Meeting (AGM) of BCB, Nazmul on Thursday told media that he has been advised by doctors to stay out of cricketing engagement for his wellbeing.
“Cricket is taking much time, too much time from my life,” Nazmul told the media. “And the bad thing about me is I can’t accept a defeat. When Bangladesh lose a match, I get upset— even my family members fear to confront me at that time.”
Nazmul was appointed president of BCB for the first time in 2012 by the government. In the next election in 2013, he won post unopposed, which was repeated in 2017 as well.
“My doctor advised me to stay away from cricket-related engagements or I reduce my participation in everything,” Nazmul added. “I think I should tell you these. The next election will be held as early as possible. We have a board meeting on September 1, and we’ll decide a date for the election in that meeting.”
Nazmul did not make it clear if he will participate in the election. He only said that the next election will be “something different”.
The BCB AGM took place in a hotel in the capital. As per the BCB constitution, the AGM should take place once a year, but it was BCB’s only AGM in four years.