BCB Chief Executive Manzur Ahmed dies

Manzur Ahmed, the chief executive officer of Bangladesh Cricket Board and a former national cricketer, died on January 10 in Dhaka. He was 55.

Players and officials of England Lions and Bangladesh A teams observe a minute’s silence during the innings break in the second one day match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong today (Tuesday) as a mark of respect to Manzur Ahmed.

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has expressed his shock and grief over the demise of Manzur Ahmed.

“The news of Manzur Ahmed’s sudden passing away has shocked everyone at the ICC and our thoughts and prayers go out to members of his family and friends,” ICC chief Haroon Lorgat said.

“Mr Ahmed was a respectable person and clearly loved the game of cricket. He will surely be missed by all of his family, friends and cricket colleagues.

“His sudden passing away comes as a personal shock and reminds me of the value of time and good relations. I had closely worked with him during the organizing of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

Manzur was appointed BCB Chief Executive in September 2010 after having earlier served as the Chief Executive of the Brunei Darussalam Cricket Association.

He served on the ICC’s Chief Executives’ Committee and was the alternate ICC director to Mr Kamal.

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