‘Bangladesh could be expelled by ICC if constitution was not amended’ says BCB President in AGM

'Bangladesh could be expelled by ICC if constitution was not amended' says BCB President in AGMThe much articulated Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bangladesh Cricket Board has, at last, started on Monday. The issue that has been droned for last several weeks in the cricket fraternity of the country is the one of the amendments in the ‘constitution’ of BCB, which had been passed back in 2013, informed by BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon at the beginning of the meeting.

BCB President also informed that Bangladesh would be suspended by International Cricket Council had that amendment not been passed in that period of time.

“We had not anything to do but to except the articles of law in BCB constitution brought by the highest authority of cricket. Because there were clear notions that if any country would not amend the constitution, it would be expelled by ICC from the membership. And ICC also informed that to us several times,” BCB President said.

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Nazmul Hasan Papon later said, “At that time, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were lacking behind and both of the countries amended the constitution prior to Bangladesh did that.”

BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon also presented the success and failures of BCB and provided the income and expenditure of the board through a presentation.

The Annual General Meeting started at 11.20 am on Monday. The meeting started with recitation from Holy Qur’an. A minute of silence was observed afterwards in remembrance of councilors who passed away since 2000.