AHM Mustafa Kamal. Star file photo
AHM Mustafa Kamal is the first Bangladeshi to take the charges as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC).
He became the 11th president of the ICC, according to a media release published on the website of the council.
The declaration came at the ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference in Melbourne today.
After becoming the president of the ICC, Kamal said, “This is a memorable and historic day for Bangladesh cricket. On this day 14 years ago, Bangladesh became the 10th Test playing country. Today, a Bangladeshi becomes the 11th President of the International Cricket Council. Thank you for bestowing this honour on Bangladesh and me".
“Over the next 12 months, I look forward to working with the ICC Board and ICC Management, and will be delighted to contribute in any way I can. In Mr Srinivasan and David Richardson, I have absolute trust and confidence that we have a combination that will not only strengthen our sport, but will also take this great organisation to a new level,” he said.
Kamal was the vice-president of the ICC since 2012 to 2014.
Meantime, Narayanaswami Srinivasan was confirmed as the Chairman of the ICC after the 52-member full council approved amendments to the ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference in Melbourne.