Akram Khan set to resign from BCB post, says wife

  |  Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 |  4:37 pm

Chairman of the cricket operations of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Akram Khan is set to resign from his post at the BCB, according to his family.

Akram was ignored in some important decisions taken by the board after the Bangladesh team’s T20 World Cup debacle in Oman and the UAE recently.

Despite being the chair of cricket operations, Akram was overlooked when the board appointed Khaled Mahmud as the director of the national team. Akram did not take this move of the board positively, a family source confirmed to the media.

“It’s a family decision,” Sabina Akram, wife of Akram Khan, mentioned in a Facebook post. “Akram passed most of his life in cricket. Now we want him to spend more time with the family which is not possible while continuing his role as the chief of cricket operations.”

Sabina posted on social media mentioning that Akram is leaving his BCB post.

However, journalists throng Akram Khan’s residence on Tuesday evening to know about his reactions.

Akram said, “The decision has been taken at the family level. I have been in this post over the last eight years. However, I intend to convey my final decision after talking to BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon, who works as my guardian in the BCB.”

Akram was appointed as the chief of the cricket operation in 2014. In 2015, Naimur Rahman Durjoy took over his role for one year. In 2016, Akram returned as the chief of cricket operation.