Akram Khan set to resign from his BCB post, reveals family


Sports desk, Dec 21:  Former Bangladesh captain and the current chairman of the cricket operation department of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Akram Khan, is set to resign from his post at BCB, according to his family.

Akram was ignored in some important decisions taken by the board after the Bangladesh team’s T20 World Cup debacle in Oman and UAE recently.

Despite being the chair of cricket operation, Akram was overlooked when the board appointed Khaled Mahmud as the director of the national team. Akram did not take this move of the board positively, a family source confirmed to the media.

“it’s a family decision,” Sabina Akram, the wife of Akram Khan, told the media while explaining the development. “Akram passed most of his life in cricket. Now we want him to spend more time with the family which is not possible while continuing his role as the chief of cricket operation.”

Earlier, Sabina posted on social media saying that Akram is leaving his BCB post.

Akram was appointed as the chief of the cricket operation in 2014. In 2015, Naimur Rahman Durjoy took over his role for one year. In 2016, Akram returned as the chief of cricket operation.

Akram was unavailable for comments about the development. He did not respond when he was reached by phone.

The CEO of BCB, Nizamuddin Chowdhury, was also unaware of the decision of Akram as of Monday evening.