Drama regarding the return of Bangladesh manager after initial resignation
Bangladesh Cricket Team manager Khaled Mahmud resumed his role after a daylong drama over his resignation on Monday.
Mahmud said at a press briefing on Monday afternoon that he had talks with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) authorities and decided to carry on his duties at least for the upcoming India series.
Bangladesh is scheduled to play a one-off Test match, starting June 10, and three One-Day Internationals later with India.
“I decided to move away from the job for family reasons. But, I changed my mind after having talks with the board,” Mahmud was quoted as saying by leading Bangladeshi daily Prothom Aalo on Monday.
However, he urged the board to recruit a permanent manager for Bangladesh Cricket team.
The daily reported that Mahmud e-mailed his resignation letter on Sunday to (BCB) chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury, citing “family reasons” behind his decision.
The daily also reported that several BCB directors had confirmed that Mahmud had sent a letter to the governing body mentioning his “inability” to carry on with his duties.
When the BCB Cricket Operations Committee Chief Naimur Rahman was asked about the incident, he chose not to give any comments. However, he said that BCB would definitely discuss the issue with Mahmud and try to find a prospective solution regarding this matter.
Mahmud, reportedly receives around 3.15 lakh Taka (Rs. 2,59,145) a month which is the highest for any Bangladesh manager. The huge remuneration is believed to be one of the major factor for his turnaround from his initial resignation.
Mahmud had played 12 Tests and 77 ODIs for Bangladesh. He was a former captain of Bangladesh and played as middle order batsman and a medium pace bowler. He also served as an assistant coach of the Bangladesh cricket team.
He was previously involved in a controversy when he was seen in a casino while he was serving as the manager of Bangladesh National Cricket Team during last world cup in Australia.
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