Khaled Mahmud Surprised With Lipu’s Appointment

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) Cricket Operations Committee vice-chairman and national team director Khaled Mahmud Sujon was surprised with the board’s new chief selector appointment. 

Sujon, who is also the head coach of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Durdanto Dhaka, expected that Habibul Bashar Sumon, who was part of the selection panel since 2016, to take over charges from Minhajul Abedin Nannu as chief selector.

“Lipu bhai (Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu) is a very knowledgeable person. He has seen Bangladesh cricket for many years. He was the Bangladesh captain, the Abahani captain. There can be no questions about his appointment. But I hadn’t heard of him as a candidate,” he told the reporters at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Tuesday. 

“It was surprising for me. I am the vice-chairman of cricket operation, but still, I didn’t know anything. I feel that Sumon definitely deserved it. He was a successful captain of Bangladesh, he was a successful cricketer. Also, he worked with the team for many years,” he further added. 

Former Bangladesh captain Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu was made as the new chief selector of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) during a board meeting held at the BCB headquarters Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Monday.

Former cricketers Hannan Sarker and Abdur Razzaq were also made as two other selectors of the three-member national selection panel. 

Lipu came in the place of outgoing chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu and Hannan in the place of Habibul Bashar. 

Razzaq, who was also a member of the national selection panel, retained his post.


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