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12:00 AM, July 19, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 19, 2010

BCB set for new CEO

Manzur Ahmed

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has at long last decided to appoint a permanent chief executive officer after running with an interim for almost three years.
Manzur Ahmed, a former cricketer and long-time chief executive of Brunei Cricket Association, has been selected from a shortlist of six people to take over from Nizamuddin Chowdhury, who has been the acting CEO since Mahmudur Rahman's contract expired in February 2008.
Manzur will be offered a renewable one-year contract after a committee headed by BCB president AHM Mostofa Kamal made the choice.
When contacted, BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus all but confirmed the news. "We are still waiting for his letter of acceptance but he has told us verbally. We are expecting it anytime," said Jalal.
"He wanted some time to wind up his work in Brunei since he has been there for a long time," he added.
Manzur, who used to be a wicketkeeper-batsman, has served in the Brunei Darussalam National Cricket Association for nearly 16 years. Brunei are an ICC affiliate member and have been elected to the game's governing body in 1992.
Manzur has a massive job in hand as the World Cup is coming up in February 2011.
Back in September last year, BCB gave the responsibility to the Institute of Business Administration of the Dhaka University and they proposed five names after scrutinising over 60 applications.
The other short-listed candidates were Mahmudur Rahman, a former BCB CEO, Intekhab Mahmud, Mainul Haque Chowdhury, Imdad Ehsan and Rizwan Bin Farouq.
Zimbabwean Macky Dudhia was BCB's first-ever CEO when he was appointed in October 2003. Mahmudur was his successor before Nizamuddin took over as acting chief executive.
Manzur, the elder brother of former national wicktkeeper Nasir Ahmed Nasu, will be BCB's third CEO.

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