Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon will discuss issues regarding the BCB constitution and board elections with the high-ups of the National Sports Council (NSC) by next Monday.
“Our president (Nazmul Hassan Papon) will first talk with the legal adviser because there are some issues and confusion about some clauses in the recommendation and then he will meet with the NSC officials by next Monday,” informed BCB’s media committee chairman Jalal Yunus after the board meeting at Mirpur yesterday.
The NSC, the country’s sports regulatory authority, in its recommendation on the amended constitution made some very interesting observations and asked the board to adopt those in the constitution ‘before sending it back to the NSC’.
Regarding the Pakistan tour, Yunus said that the BCB’s new president will talk with the concerned authorities before taking any decision about the tour.
“The issue of the Pakistan tour was also discussed in the board meeting. Before he (Papon) was appointed president, a letter was sent to the Pakistan board which stated that Bangladesh will tour Pakistan. Our new president is keen to keep the commitment but he will talk with the concerned authorities before taking any decision regarding the issue because security is a major issue,” said Yunus. International teams have not visited Pakistan since the attack on the bus carrying the Sri Lanka cricket team in 2009, but recently a Twenty20 match was played in Karachi between an all-star side including players from South Africa and Sri Lanka and a Pakistan all-star side.
-With The Daily Star input