Kamal’s resignation demandedStaff Correspondent
Bangladesh Cricket Board president AHM Mustafa Kamal came under strong criticism as a group of university students under the banner of ‘conscious face book users’ formed a human chain in front of the Press Club at 4:30pm on Friday demanding his resignation.
The group stayed there for half-an-hour with placards and banners expressing their disappointment at the way the Kamal is currently handling the board.
Kamal had hogged the headlines for all the wrong reasons many times after becoming the president with the latest coming after he excluded Tamim Iqbal from the Asia Cup squad on fitness ground even though the selectors had picked him.
Chief selector Akram Khan accused Kamal of interfering with the team selection and quit the job immediately and only after an intervention from the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina he reversed his decision.
Tamim finally got into the side after a lot of drama and gave a befitting reply to Kamal by hitting four back-to-back half-centuries in the Asia Cup and helping the team reach the final for the first time in their history.
‘I think Mustafa Kamal is not worthy of being president of the BCB as he is unable to run the board properly,’ said Sarzil Khan, a student of Ahsanullah University.
‘He is a dictator and all the time he wants to exert his authority with the latest being the case of Tamim Iqbal whom he had dropped from the original squad. Had the prime minister not intervened he wouldn’t have been in the team,’ said Sarzil.
Rafiqul Islam, a BBA student of Brac University, said they have nothing against Kamal personally but would like him to step down because of his inefficiency.
‘We don’t have any personal agenda against him. All we want to say is that as cricket loving people we want the board to be run efficiently. Through different newspapers and face book we came to know about his activities which only indicate he is a total failure as the president of the BCB,’ said Rafiqul.
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