Former national skipper Khaled Mahmud resigned from the ad hoc committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board to join Chittagong Kings as their coach for the Bangladesh Premier League.
Mahmud made the decision late on Wednesday and was unveiled after he took over the charge of Kings in the morning. He was one of the 13 ad-hoc committee members, who were appointed in the November after BCB’s Board of Directors had completed their four-year tenure.
He was later made chairman of the umpires committee and the age-level group of the game development. It came as an impediment for him to work as a professional coach during different domestic competitions.
He had sought BCB’s permission to work in the BPL but was denied it as the BCB did not allow any of its ad hoc committee members or employees to work for any particular franchise.
‘I have resigned from the director’s post because I want to continue cricket coaching as this is my bread and butter,’ Mahmud told reporters. ‘I don’t want to hold the post as it will give an opportunity for a question to arise.
‘I want to put emphasis on coaching as that is where my passion lies,’ he added.
Mahmud was accused of misusing his power during the recent Bangladesh Cricket League when he was involved with Prime Bank South Zone. He was allowed to take part in the tournament as South Zone coach because of his prior deal with Prime Bank.
However, Walton Central Zone had accused that it was because of Mahmud, South Zone were given a chance to play their all three matches at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
-With New Age input