Gen Moeen quits BOA presidency | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, July 07, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, July 07, 2009

Gen Moeen quits BOA presidency

Former army chief general Moeen U Ahmed has resigned as the president of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) on Monday.
Gen Moeen tendered his resignation to State Minister for Youth and Sports Ahad Ali Sarker, confirmed BOA chief executive officer and director col (retd) Waliullah yesterday. He also said the BOA has called an emergency executive committee meeting tomorrow following the resignation of general Moeen, who took over the presidency on July 7, 2005 and was re-elected unopposed on April 3, 2008.
General Md Abdul Mubin, who succeeded Moeen as the new Chief of Army Staff on June 15, is likely to take over the BOA helm, subject to the approval of the sport minister. Traditionally the BOA presidency has been reserved for the army chief.
Gen Moeen however held two important posts during the caretaker government as he was also the chairman of the National Sports Council (NSC) from July 8, 2007 to April 20, 2009 before stepping down from the sports regulatory body following the controversy over a sponsorship deal between Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) and Bashundhara Group.
Gen Moeen won the Olympic Council of Asia's (OCA) Order of Merit and received his laurel from OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahd Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Dhaka on April 29 this year.
During his nearly two-year tenure at the NSC, he held elections to all major sports federations including the BFF and Bangladesh Cricket Board. He also lured 20 banks to support 19 cash-starved federations.

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