At last the date of much expected election of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been announced. But unfortunately it is going to happen in the midst of New Zealand tour in October.
The date which has been fixed is 10th of October. The first test between Bangladesh and New Zealand will be started at 9th of October.
The election procedure will be run in the National Sports Council tower from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the result will also be published in the same day. The election commission led by Abdur Rahman announced the schedule. According to this a draft of the ballot list is going to be published today. In 29th of September, all the objections and hearing upon it will be occurred from 11 a.m. to half past 3 p. m. the final list will be published in the day after.
Afterwards the nomination paper will be distributed in 1st of October which will be submitted later on 3rd October. The 5th October is the date fixed for selection and finalization of nominations, 6th October is the date of appeal hearing and 7th of October is the last date of revocation of nominations. The final list of nominees along with ballot numbers will be given on the same date also. And finally the election will be held on 10th of October.
Earlier yesterday, it was decided in a meeting of ad hoc committee of BCB that all the names of councilors will be sent to NSC. The number of councilors selected this time is 172 though a total of 174 have to be given from all the districts and divisional sports associations.
This election of Bangladesh Cricket Board has long been expected but now as it is shifted during the time of New Zealand tour, controversies are running whether there will be any complications between the two. In regard to this, the acting Chief Executive of BCB Mr. Nizamuddin Chowdhury said, “The game and the election are being managed in separate procedures. We have taken all the necessary steps to organize the New Zealand tour properly and hoping that there will be no collisions between them.”